Workshop on “Understanding and Supporting Men Sexually Abused in Childhood”: 4th Annual National Psychotherapy with Men Conference

June 7, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
California State University, Fullerton — Fullerton, California | Category: ,

1in6, Inc. will be present a workshop on Understanding and Supporting Men Sexually Abused in Childhood

This session provides an opportunity to consider the particular ways men may respond differently to childhood sexual abuse. Whatever your level of knowledge about working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, this interactive session may challenge you to rethink your current assumptions, examine your expectations and to employ a lens of masculinity to enhance your existing skills when working with men. The session explores common misunderstandings about men and sexual abuse, the special barriers men face in disclosing childhood sexual abuse, how cultural norms may inhibit men from seeking treatment (e.g., gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, faith, etc), the importance and role of language in advocacy and treatment, and biases and beliefs can diminish your effectiveness in working with men. This training is most useful for those with some basic knowledge and understanding of sexual abuse dynamics.

The National Psychotherapy with Men conference focuses on promoting the best clinical practices and increasing mental health treatment accessibility for boys and men. The conference will offer practices that will (a) help clinicians be more effective in their work with men; (b) encourage men to engage in mental health services; and (c) broaden the thinking about the diversity of men and men’s lives. The conference will include keynote addresses from two of the leading national voices on helping men, interactive workshops that focus on practical treatment options, and live demonstrations of actual counseling.