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A Rock Feels No Pain:
Clinical Insights and Practical Interventions for Adult Males Sexually Victimized as Children Part 1

Child sexual abuse has significant ramifications upon the psychological, emotional and interpersonal functioning of men in today's society. An estimated 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e., unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way); and 11.7% of men have experienced unwanted sexual contact, with the majority of victimization occurring during childhood. Historically, male survivors of child sexual abuse have been unlikely to disclose and seek therapeutic services for their victimization. Amongst those who do, many feel an elevated sense of shame and guilt, while others feel caught in the societal double-bind in which expression of feelings is frowned upon and the presentation as vulnerable has historically been stigmatized amongst male victims.

The aim of this presentation is to introduce an enhanced perspective of effective treatment of adult male victims of child sexual abuse, given the unique challenges they face. Therapists will receive an overview of effects of abuse and a sampling of societal stereotypes and their impact on identification and effective treatment for these victims, their spouses and their families. They will learn concrete interventions targeting themes of isolation; shame and guilt; healthy expression of vulnerable feelings; and finding meaning in their traumatic experiences. Additional focus will be on helping the male client minimize maladaptive, avoidant and compulsive methods of coping with their childhood trauma. Clinical interventions for the spouses and family-members of the survivor will be an additional focus of the presentation. For therapists providing community prevention and awareness training, the information provided will be helpful in appropriate dissemination of information to the public in a research-supported manner. 

 

The School of Sex Therapy is an approved continued education provider for the International Association of Psychosexual Therapists and is responsible for this program and its content

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A Rock Feels No Pain:
Clinical Insights and Practical Interventions for Adult Males Sexually Victimized as Children Part 1

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Presenter: Barry S. Horowitz, LCSW-R

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. List two ways in which assessment and treatment of adult male survivors of child sexual abuse differ
  2. Describe three techniques for treating adult male survivors of child sexual abuse
  3. Communicate three specific variables impacting disclosure & treatment of adult male survivors of child sexual abuse
  4. Recall two specific misconceptions impacting primary and secondary community-based programming

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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Child sexual abuse has significant ramifications upon the psychological, emotional and interpersonal functioning of men in today's society. An estimated 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e., unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way); and 11.7% of men have experienced unwanted sexual contact, with the majority of victimization occurring during childhood. Historically, male survivors of child sexual abuse have been unlikely to disclose and seek therapeutic services for their victimization. Amongst those who do, many feel an elevated sense of shame and guilt, while others feel caught in the societal double-bind in which expression of feelings is frowned upon and the presentation as vulnerable has historically been stigmatized amongst male victims.

The aim of this presentation is to introduce an enhanced perspective of effective treatment of adult male victims of child sexual abuse, given the unique challenges they face. Therapists will receive an overview of effects of abuse and a sampling of societal stereotypes and their impact on identification and effective treatment for these victims, their spouses and their families. They will learn concrete interventions targeting themes of isolation; shame and guilt; healthy expression of vulnerable feelings; and finding meaning in their traumatic experiences. Additional focus will be on helping the male client minimize maladaptive, avoidant and compulsive methods of coping with their childhood trauma. Clinical interventions for the spouses and family-members of the survivor will be an additional focus of the presentation. For therapists providing community prevention and awareness training, the information provided will be helpful in appropriate dissemination of information to the public in a research-supported manner. 

 

The School of Sex Therapy is an approved continued education provider for the International Association of Psychosexual Therapists and is responsible for this program and its content

Learning Objectives:

  1. List two ways in which assessment and treatment of adult male survivors of child sexual abuse differ
  2. Describe three techniques for treating adult male survivors of child sexual abuse
  3. Communicate three specific variables impacting disclosure & treatment of adult male survivors of child sexual abuse
  4. Recall two specific misconceptions impacting primary and secondary community-based programming

Agenda:

A Rock Feels No Pain: Clinical Insights and Practical Interventions for Adult Males Sexually Victimized as Children.

Trainer: Barry S. Horowitz, LCSW-C

Agenda:  Day 1

  1. Introduction (10 Minutes)

    • Overview of the workshop’s goals and structure.
  2. Defining/Demographics (30 Minutes)

    • Child Sexual Abuse: General incidence and demographics, with a focus on males.
    • Sample Research-Supported Impacts of Victimization: Emotional, Psychological, Interpersonal/Attachment, Spiritual/Religious, Susceptibility to higher rates of Addiction, Sexuality and Intimacy, High-Risk behaviors.
  3. Impact of Abuse on Therapy (20 Minutes)

    • Presenting problems upon referral.
    • Reported alliance.
    • Self-report on satisfaction upon treatment completion.
  4. Societal Challenges to Disclosure and Treatment (30 Minutes)

    • Stigma/Shame/Depression, Isolation, Vulnerable expression, Contagion Myth.
    • Therapist perspectives: personal characteristics, interpersonal relations, institutional elements, societal norms.
  5. In-Depth Case Studies and Discussion (1 Hour)

    • Engage with complex case studies to apply understanding and discuss treatment strategies.
  6. Assessment Techniques (30 Minutes)

    • Structured Assessment Tools: Genogram, Eco-Map.
    • History-taking.
    • Assessment of Post-Traumatic Resources and Growth.


Agenda:  Day 2 

 

  1. Three Phases of Trauma Treatment (1 Hour and 30 Minutes)

    • Detailed exploration of each phase with sample exercises, including two in-depth exercises in each phase: Stabilization and Resourcing, Exposure and Processing, Reintegration and Values-Based Living.
  2. Advanced Intervention Techniques (45 minutes)

    • Explore additional therapeutic interventions and how to tailor them to individual client needs.
  3. Case Conceptualization/Presentation (30 Minutes)

    • Continuation from earlier case studies with a focus on developing comprehensive treatment plans.
  4. Review, Q&A, and Wrap-Up (15 Minutes)

    • Review key takeaways from the workshop.
    • Open floor for questions and discussion.
    • Guidance on further resources and continued learning for clinicians.


This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Medical Doctors and Other Health Professionals
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program. These credits are also accepted by the Maryland Boards for Professional Counselors, Psychology, and Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals, and many other states and disciplines

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