Perspectives on Sexting in Clinical Work With Adolescents

By Faye Mishna and Elizabeth Milne
Edited by Jerrold R. Brandell

Developed in collaboration with social workers Faye Mishna, Elizabeth Milne, and Jerrold R. Brandell, this course helps participants learn how to advise adolescent clients regarding the practice of sexting. 
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  • Self-Paced
  • 1 Credit
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:

• Identify practical and theoretical challenges posed by sexting.
• Identify a clinical practice framework for promoting safe, consensual sexting practices among adolescents.
• Compare consensual and non-consensual sext sharing.

You will earn .5 credits by completing this course.

Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Faye Mishna is a professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, where she served as dean from 2009–2019. She is cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry and holds the McCain Family Chair in Child and Family. She maintains a small private practice.

Elizabeth Milne has worked as a research assistant at Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto for over two years. She has expertise in research related to gender and sexuality in a digital context.

Jerrold R. Brandell is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Social Work, where he taught from 1992 -2020, and also served in several administrative roles, including interim dean. A practicing psychotherapist-psychoanalyst, he is (founding) editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Social Work. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and 16 books in the discipline.

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