Sexual abuse is defined as forced sexual contact with a nonconsenting child or adult. Abuse may involve exposing, looking, touching, fondling, and/or intercourse. Abusive acts may or may not include
violence. Perpetrators are typically known to the victims and are trusted (family, spouses, friends). Frequently, abuse is not detected for months or even years. Victims attempt to cope both emotionally and
behaviorally with the trauma and humiliation. Some symptoms are dramatic changes in behaviors, weight gain, promiscuity, lack of interest, substance abuse and running away. Emotional changes include fears, anxiety,
nightmares, anger, low self-esteem and lack of trust. We have training and expertise in evaluating and treating victims and perpetrators.
For Whom: Children, Adolescents, Adults
Accurate Clinical Assessment
Consultation with Division of Youth and Family Services
Expert Witness Testimony
Treatment: Psychotherapy for Victims and Perpetrators
Ronald G. Silikovitz, Ph.D. is a NJ Licensed Psychologist (#1320) providing both psychotherapy and forensic psychology consulting services, with offices in West Orange, NJ and Elizabeth, NJ.