Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and, since 2002, has worked for the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics – Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK.  Mr. Widdifield is the Co-Director of the Treatment Program for Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) for school-age children, and a lead clinician in the PSB Programs for children ages 3-12 and, also, adolescents with illegal sexual behavior.  He administers assessments to children and adolescents and their caregivers, and provides individual, family, and group therapy to these youth, particularly with children ages 10-14 involved in juvenile justice.  Mr. Widdifield also provides family based services and advocacy to facilitate meeting the needs of all the children in the family, including addressing trauma, safety planning, visitation, and reunification.


Mr. Widdifield is a Master Trainer in the University of Oklahoma Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) treatment models for preschool and school-age children.  He provides training in the PSB-CBT models to sites across the United States and the United Kingdom.  Further, he provides technical assistance in the PSB-CBT models; assists with the initial assessment of training needs; participates in the design of training plans to facilitate teams’ use of the evidence-based treatments for PSB; and facilitates collaborative care and engagement of stakeholders.  Mr. Widdifield provides local, national, and international training to professionals in child protection services, foster care, juvenile justice, schools, mental health agencies, and to the general community on the research and treatment of children and adolescents with PSB.





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