Truth Telling is the introductory crash course training on men’s developmental trauma, with a particular research lens on childhood sexual trauma. It offers a primer on the theories and conceptual approaches to working with male survivors – a necessary precursor to those who want to engage with this population therapeutically.
The day starts with an introduction to a male-centred approach to psychotherapy – an orientation that speaks directly to men’s subjective experiences. The training then explores male psychology as well as understanding of how this “coding” intersects with the lives of men facing trauma. An overview of current research on both male sexual abuse and assault follows. After an analysis of how trauma commences, we examine the post-traumatic response of how it bleeds into men’s lives. The day finishes with a conceptual lens to the recovery process, with video testimonies serving as expressions of healing.
Truth Telling is a prerequisite for participants who wish to engage in further training concerning intervention strategies with this population.