Tending the Wounds emphasizes a variety of clinical strategies working with male survivors, focusing particularly on psychodynamic and experiential approaches. This therapeutic heavy-lifting is applicable to both individual and group engagement.
Starting with the framework of ego state theory, a variety of intra-psychic conceptions and interventions will be considered. A balance of both trauma-focused and strengths- focused strategies will be presented.
Lecture, role plays, dramatic presentations, experiential opportunities and group discussion are all utilized throughout the day to ensure thorough engagement with the participants. The content of Tending the Wounds is thoroughly road-tested for trauma recovery and are “male-friendly” in their design. Again, there is opportunity for deeper reflection in both small and large group discussions, finishing with a grounding meditation before the day concludes.