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Male Trauma 101
February 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
This workshop will provide an overview to help providers understand the fundamental dynamics of trauma as well as the impact when trauma intersects with masculinities. With an emphasis on clinical application, the presenters will utilize a variety of learning strategies, incorporating both didactic instruction and experiential learning. The range of topics to be addressed include: binary and non-binary paradigms for understanding gender socialization, the variety of contexts in which males may experience trauma, the residual effects of trauma for males, barriers for men to access clinical treatment, trauma-informed treatment guidelines, and therapeutic approaches for engaging males in their healing. Consideration will be given to the spectrum of multi-cultural variables that impact if, how, &/or when a male trauma victim may enter into a healing process. The ethical responsibilities of self-care as a foundational priority – for both provider and client – will be carefully woven into the day-long workshop.