Korean Clinical Psychology Association

Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology - Vol. 40 , No. 3

[ Original Article ]
Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology - Vol. 40, No. 3, pp.315-329
Abbreviation: KJCP
ISSN: 1229-0335 (Print) 2733-4538 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Aug 2021
Received 18 May 2021 Revised 19 Aug 2021 Accepted 19 Aug 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15842/kjcp.2021.40.3.011

아동의 성행동문제에 대한 판단 및 평가와 근거기반치료
인하대학교 아동심리학과

Identification, Assessment, and Evidence-Based Treatment of Sexual Behavior Problems in Children
Ji Young Choi
Department of Child Studies, Inha University, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence to : Ji Young Choi, Department of Child Studies, Inha University, 100 Inha ro, Michuhol-gu, Incheon, Korea; E-mail: haiminju@inha.ac.kr

© 2021 Korean Clinical Psychology Association
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본 연구는 아동의 성행동문제에 대한 판단기준과 평가, 그리고 치료에 대한 권고안을 제시하는 것을 목적으로 하였다. 아동의 성행동문제는 그 원인 및 발달 경로에서 아동 후기 및 청소년기에 발견되는 성적 가해 행위나 일탈적 성행동과는 구별된다는 사실은 널리 받아들여지고 있으나 관련 원인 및 효과적인 개입에 대한 경험적 연구는 제한되어 있다. 특히, 국내에서는 아동의 성행동과 관련된 실증적 연구는 물론 중재 방안에 대한 가이드라인도 전무한 상태이다. 따라서 본 연구에서는 해외문헌들을 중심으로 성행동문제에 대한 고찰연구, 평가와 개입 방안에 대한 지침서들, 치료 개입에 대한 경험적 연구들을 개관한 후 아동과 부모를 돕는 임상 및 상담 현장의 전문가들이 참고할 만한 성행동문제에 대한 평가와 치료에 대한 접근 방향을 제시하였다.


It is widely accepted that sexual behavior problems (SBPs) in children are distinguished from sexual harassment or deviant sexual behaviors associates with late childhood or adolescence – both in terms of their causes and developmental pathways. However, empirical studies on the factors related to SBPs, along with effective interventions, are limited. In Korea, in particular, there are no empirical studies regarding children's sexual behavior, nor are there any guidelines for the evaluation of, and intervention in, SBPs. This study reviewed the assessments and interventions for SBPs in children via foreign literature and proposed practical recommendations that can be referred to by clinicians helping children and their caregivers.

Keywords: sexual behavior problems, children, early identification, assessment, evidence-based treatment
키워드: 성행동문제, 아동, 판단, 평가, 근거기반치료


This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2020S1A5A8042987).

Author contributions statement

Choi, associate professor at Inha University conducted the research and wrote the manuscript.

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