One day open enrollment training only

Exploring Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Men Training

With a deepening understanding of the impact of trauma, clinicians are beginning to recognize specific issues for men.  These include men's silence surrounding abuse and other adverse childhood experiences, the impact of male socialization on men's response to said experiences, the risk of victims becoming abusers and perpetrators of violence, and the need to understand men's shame and fear to explore trauma. Currently there is a great deal of interest in effective, brief intervention curricula for men. This training will introduce the new six-session trauma curriculum Exploring Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Men,  which is designed for men who have been abused or have experienced trauma associated with adverse childhood experiences. Topics discussed include: understanding trauma and its process; trauma's impact on the inner self (thoughts, feelings, beliefs) and on the outer self (behaviors and relationships); and coping and calming strategies.  Participant-led grounding exercises are part of this interactive workshop.  Exploring Trauma is an adaptation of the research-based work of Healing Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Women by Dr. Stephanie Covington.


Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop attendees will understand:

  1. The impact of trauma, abuse and neglect on men's emotions, thoughts, and belief system
  2. The impact of trauma, abuse and neglect on men's behaviors and relationships
  3. More about the impact of gender expectations on how men view and deal with troubling and traumatic events
  4. The impact of male shame-based socialization on how men deal with relationships and conflict
  5. Men's dissociative responses to discussions of trauma, abuse, shame and anger

Expected Outcomes:
At the end of this workshop, attendees will:

  1. Be familiar with the main concepts presented and men's response to trauma and other troubling life events
  2. Have a working understanding of the Exploring Trauma curriculum
  3. Be able to adapt the curriculum for effective facilitation

Interested in learning more or setting up training at your location?
Call 1-800-328-9000, ext. 4460, or email training@hazeldenbettyford.org