Sexual Awareness and Autism Spectrum Disorder with Jacklyn Murphy

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Jacklyn Murphy joins our host Kristin Walker to talk about her presentations for the Converge Autism conference with Springbrook Behavioral Health. Jacklyn Murphy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that specializes in children and adolescents. Prior to her work as a therapist, Ms. Murphy taught in a Title 1 public elementary school for six years. Ms. Murphy worked for over three years as a therapist at SpringBrook Behavioral Health in the residential treatment facility. While at SpringBrook Ms. Murphy worked with patients that were diagnosed with a variety of mental health concerns, behavioral diagnoses, and developmental delays, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2015 she completed a post-graduate certificate in “Evidence-Based and Empirically Informed Practices Addressing Problem Sexual Behavior in Youth” and frequently works with patients and clients that display sexually reactive behavior. In 2017 Ms. Murphy transitioned into a new role in which she created and implemented a therapeutic program at Hope Center for Children in Spartanburg, SC. She continues her work with children as she oversees and supervises the program at Hope Center.

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