In this episode, I'll be talking with Anna Smith, MSW, LCSWA, RYT500 about her experience working with and advocating for male sex trafficking survivors. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define trafficking and its impact on counseling clients
  • Identify critical changes that have come about through the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and how these changes affect mental health service seeking and provision.
  • Understand the role of white feminism as a barrier to mental health care for male-identified survivors
  • Identify strategies for assessing for trafficking history in outpatient therapy settings
  • Examine vulnerability factors for individuals who are trafficked to improve counselor awareness of risk in counseling settings.

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How the CE Process Works

  • Format

    This course is a one-hour podcast you can listen to anytime anywhere. Access the audio wherever you get your podcasts. For a richer learning experience, including full transcripts, access the content on the course player.

  • Instructions

    1. Create an account to enroll in the course. 2. Listen to the podcast. 3. Log into your Beyond Therapy account to take the test and complete the course evaluation.

  • Certificate Information

    Your certificate be available for download in the student dashboard once you earn a passing score (80%) on the post-test and complete the evaluation. We'll keep your certificate on file for 5 years.


Guest Instructor

Anna Smith

MSW, LCSWA, RYT500 - Anna has spent nearly 10 years working in therapeutic services, focusing on developing an understanding of the mind-body connection and best approaches for clinical interventions. Prior to coming to clinical work, she collaborated with trauma experts to develop innovative approaches to care for boys and men who’ve exited the life of sex trafficking. As a result of her findings she co-produced a full length documentary film on the issue. Anna is also an adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State Denver, School of Social Work and UNC- Chapel Hill School of Social Work. As an anti-trafficking advocate, Anna enjoys using her knowledge and personal experience to strengthen and stand in freedom with others through speaking, writing, teaching, and consulting. Journeying through her own recovery process, she understands that healing is a painful yet beautiful path we must take to receive freedom. Anna believes healing is possible for everyone, no matter age, gender, or situation - it is possible.


Candice Creasman Mowrey

PhD, LCMHCS - Dr. Candice Creasman Mowrey received a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008, and a Doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education from North Carolina State University in 2015. She has worked in in-patient, psychosocial rehabilitation, community agency, disability services, and intensive outpatient settings. She founded Creasman Counseling, PLLC, a single-person private practice, in 2011, which has grown to a team of over a dozen culturally and professionally diverse clinicians. Dr. Creasman Mowrey has taught Masters level counseling students in online and in-person settings, and currently directs a Clinical Mental Health Counseling internship program.


Creasman Counseling PLLC's courses meet the qualifications for CE hours as required by NBCC. Beyond Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7234. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Creasman Counseling, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Course Content Development

Counseling Male-Identified Sex Trafficking Victims was created, developed, advertised, planned, and implemented by the staff of Creasman Counseling, PLLC

To learn more about presenter Anna Smith, click here.

To learn more about your host, Candice Creasman Mowrey, click here.

The Beyond Therapy Podcast and all associated learning content are developed by the professional mental health services team at Creasman Counseling, PLLC. Our staff of licensed, board-certified counselors, social workers, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are committed to creating engaging, evidence-based, and practice-ready content for your growth as a clinician.