Tools for Healing Sexual Trauma
Friday May 1, 2020
9:00am - 4:15pm
6 contact hours total:
- 6 NBCC credit hours
- NCSAPPB approved substance use specific (SS) and psychopathology training (PSY)
The objective of this workshop is for clinicians to develop skills and tools in working with sexual trauma. We will discuss facts and statistics concerning sexual abuse and trauma. Further, we will briefly look at sexual trauma - did you know that sexual trauma survivors are 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, and 26 times more likely to abuse drugs? We will briefly look at sexual trauma through the lens of neurophysiology, and how it affects the nervous system long-term - including predisposing survivors towards addiction and other psychological disorders. Next we will introduce and practice interventions shown to be useful for three main areas of sexual trauma: emotional dysregulation, boundaries, and shame.
Group work with sexual trauma is both treacherous and deeply restorative. Few competent resources for this work exist, and most important is a strong and secure group culture necessary to foster growth and healing for clients who have been so specifically wounded. This workshop will cover group planning and facilitation from beginning to end, including interviews for potential members, group rules and expectations, and curriculum (for example, a group topic on how and why survivors typically struggle with addiction). It will include both lecture and active practice.
- Develop skills and tools in working with sexual trauma
- Discuss facts and statistics concerning sexual abuse and trauma
- Develop skills and learn practice interventions
- Learn and be able to apply several group models for sexual trauma survivors
- Be able to plan, advertise and facilitate a sexual trauma group
- Develop group therapy skills and practice several group activities for sexual trauma
Snacks, coffee, water, and tea are all included!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Papillon DeBoer is an LPC in private practice in Asheville, and provides counseling for survivors of sexual trauma.