The Impact of Childhood Adversity on the Developing Brain
Forrest General Hospital – Tree Rooms Hattiesburg, MS
May 24, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Workshop Description:

The mental health field has long been riddled with controversies, disagreements and inconsistencies regarding the conceptualization and treatment of clients who present with problematic sexual behaviors. While many factors may have contributed to these issues (e.g., stigma, discomfort, misunderstandings), this has led to significant challenges both for clinicians working in this area and clients seeking assistance for such problems. The more recent inclusion of a formal diagnosis (i.e., Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder) in the ICD-11 had opened to door to further diagnostic, research, and treatment-related possibilities for these issues. The current presentation aims to provide an overview of major topics and considerations related to describing this phenomenon, accurate assessment for the presence of a compulsive sexual behavior problem (including differential diagnosis and diversity factors) and implications for treatment.  Lunch will be provided.

About The Speaker:

Dr. Greg Futral is a licensed psychologist and the Director of the Gratitude program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services where he previously served as Clinical Director. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi. He began working for Pine Grove in 2000 on the adult psychiatric inpatient unit as a Clinical Therapist, and he served as a therapist on the alcohol and drug inpatient unit as well. Dr. Futral completed his pre-doctoral internship at the VA Medical Center in Biloxi, MS, providing assessment and clinical services to veterans with various difficulties, such as PTSD, depression, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. His dissertation research was in the area of motivational enhancement interventions and anger. His background includes work with individuals in acute crisis, with a range of severity of psychological problems, with chemical addictions in a residential setting, as well as training and experience with cognitive-behavioral treatment for problematic anger. Dr. Futral has been working with the Gratitude program since 2009.

Target Audience:

The target audience will consist of professional clinicians and nursing staff in the mental health and addiction fields.

Continuing Education

Nursing: 1 Contact Hour PENDING: Forrest General Hospital is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by The Mississippi Nurses Foundation, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Mississippi Social Work: (1 CE Hour) PENDING: (Provider DP #SWB12013) Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapists; approval period: 08/24/2022 – 8/24/2024. Social workers will receive 1 CE hour in participating in this course. 

NBCC: (1 CE Hour) PENDING: Pine Grove has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6392. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified, Pine Grove is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Mississippi LMFT: (1 General Hour) PENDING: Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services (TCE 0003) is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapists; approval period:  01/01/2024-12/31/2024.  Marriage and family therapists will receive 1  CE hour in participating in this course.

Psychology: (1 CE Hour): Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 


  1. Articulate historical and ongoing challenges in defining and conceptualizing compulsive sexual behavior problems.
  2. Identify key considerations in the assessment and diagnosis of compulsive sexual behavior problems.
  3. Discuss current status of sexual compulsivity-related treatment indications and recommendations.

Ethical Disclosures For Speaker(S):

  1. Dr. Greg Futral is an employee of Forrest General Hospital.
  2. There is no commercial support of the speaker(s), the content of the talk(s) or anything that might be a conflict of interest beyond the speakers being paid by Pine Grove.
  3. The speaker is not promoting any books, medications or training that will be for sale at the talk that might constitute a conflict of interest.
  4. The speaker will cover any potential limitations and risks of the treatment or topics being discussed during the talk.
  5. Some of the material covered is of a sensitive nature about addictions, ethical dilemmas and/or other clinical disorders.

Disability Statement:

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services complies with the ADA. This facility is handicapped-accessible. If any conference participant is in need of reasonable accommodation, please contact Amanda Kirby at 601-288-8023 prior to the event.

Grievance Procedure:

Please contact Amanda Kirby at 601-288-8023 at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, 2255 Broadway Drive, Hattiesburg MS 39401 to submit a complaint, or if you have additional questions.

Refund/cancellation Policy:

There is no cost for attendance to this event.

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