For Professionals
Core Curriculum: A one-day training on first-stage engagement with male survivors

This training delivers what many mental-health professionals, sexual-trauma services and frontline workers request most: a step-by-step training on the process of intake, assessment and the curriculum basics for first-stage engagement with male survivors. This training is applicable to both individual psychotherapy as well as dedicated group programming.

Adhering to the tri-phasic model of trauma recovery and derived from the evidence- based Men & Healing program of working with male survivors, participants in Core Curriculum will be guided through the process of providing services to men. From receiving the client’s first call, to conducting an assessment, to learning about the foundational psycho-educational curriculum relevant to individual or group practice, this day accomplishes it all.

Much of the learning will be experiential, lending itself to group engagement and facilitation. Participants will also receive a paper copy of the “Men & Healing Participant Guidebook” as part of this training. Non-profit organizations who are represented in this training day are eligible to lease this curriculum for a modest price.


To schedule a training or presentation, or to inquire about our offerings, contact [email protected]

1 day (6.5 hours).

In-person or online.

Learning Style:
Participatory! A mix of lecture, role-play, and experiential exercises.

Best suited for mental-health professionals, trauma clinicians, correctional staff and justice- system workers.

Group Size:
The ideal for participatory learning is 20 maximum.

Curriculum Detail

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • What Healing Looks Like: Multiple Visions of Recovery & Reconnection
  • Why Tri-phasic Engagement is Essential
  • The Intake Process
  • Assessment Considerations & Areas of Exploration:
    • Angles to “The Ask”
    • Universal Screening & The Assessment Process
    • Key Areas of Inquiry
  • The Men & Healing Model of Engagement:
    • Session Structure
    • Rituals and Processes
    • Group Agreements
  • Module Content (10 modules in all):
    • Welcome & Introduction
    • The Aftermath of Trauma
    • Handling Stress and Crisis
    • Understanding the Self
    • The Consequence of Betrayal
    • Trauma & the Male Identity
    • Emotions of Trauma: Shame & Rage
    • Coping with Shame: Substance Abuse and “Sex Stuff”
    • Models of Healing
    • Connection & Community
  • Role Plays, Group Process & Troubleshooting
  • Closing