Victims No Longer: Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Child Abuse

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June 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

This one-day training is for clinicians and others who are interested in learning about male survivors of sexual child abuse. Mike will present on the issues and needs of male survivors, useful and unhelpful therapy approaches, and concerns of professionals working with male survivors. This didactic training differs from Mike’s therapy group workshops for survivors, but non-clinicians are welcome to attend.

Schedule for Mike Lew training, Friday June 4, 2021

Morning Session (9:00-12:15 including mid-morning break)

• Introduction, presenter’s background and perspective

• Guidelines

• Dissociation, survival strategies

• Role of emotions

• Addictions, compulsions, and fixations

• Effects of boyhood sexual abuse and presenting issues

• Effective and ineffective therapeutic approaches

• Video “Back on Track” and discussion if time allows

Lunch (12:15 – 1:00 pm)

Afternoon Session (1:00 pm – 4:15 including mid-afternoon break)

• Continued discussion of video – Q&A

• Group therapy and recovery workshops

• More on issues of male survivors

• Issues for the therapist/counselor – countertransference, stress and burnout

• Compassion fatigue

• Male sexual victimization: the larger picture

• Resources, questions and answers

Note: Presentations are flexible and Mike responds to the unique interests of each audience, therefore all of the above topics may not be covered fully. Participants are invited to raise their areas of professional interest. Questions related to personal history will be best addressed through other forums offered by Mike Lew, which can be found on his website.

Learning Objectives

After this workshop attendees will better understand:

• the effects of male sexual victimization

• obstacles to, and needs of males in recovery

• the role of emotions in healing

• dissociation, addictions, compulsions, and fixations

• differences between working with male and female survivors

• needs of professionals working with sexual trauma