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Sexual Trauma: Effectively Guide Survivors to Release the Past, Restore Resilience and Heal from Sexual Abuse
Sexual Trauma: Effectively Guide Survivors to Release the Past, Restore Resilience and Heal from Sexual Abuse

Where:  ELLICOTT CITY, MD

When:  Friday, August 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Acts of sexual violence erodes a victim’s safety, dignity, and self-identity. The survivor of sexual abuse often remains silent and full of shame, guilt and self-hatred. Marred by the tragedies of the abuse, the victim often suffers from depression, suicidal thoughts, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and chronic health conditions. To cope, survivors cut, numb out with substances, recycle the abuse through violent relationships, or strike out at others.

The sexual abuse leaves your client feelings of unworthy and you may be at a loss on how to properly treat them. By only focusing on the symptoms, you may miss what the root of the problem could be – undisclosed sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, difficulties with sexual intimacy or other sexual traumas.

This seminar will provide you with specific knowledge and resources to enhance your capacity to effectively work with survivors of sexual abuse. You will also learn about important similarities as well as differences in the impact and clinical outcomes for men versus women.

Through informed and uplifting didactic exercises, case examples and lectures, you will know how facilitate healthy measures towards recovery and assist in managing sensitive trauma- and drug linked triggers associated with sexual intimacy. You will be provided with the tools and knowledge to facilitate healing for clients traumatized by sexual abuse.
Objectives:

  1. Analyze the magnitude, circumstances, risk factors, signs and indicators of childhood sexual abuse histories for adults.
  2. Determine the impact of trauma on the brain and subsequent ways to better understand and work with the survivor.
  3. Evaluate the long-term physical, psychological, and emotional impact of sexual trauma on a person’s life.
  4. Point out the role of childhood sexual abuse in subsequent violence and other forms of self-destructive patterns of living.
  5. Correlate how sexual trauma impacts men and women differently and the relationship to clinical outcomes.
  6. Develop clinical interventions to work more effectively with survivors of sexual abuse to support positive outcomes.
OUTLINE

Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Definition, magnitude, perpetrators, circumstances, risk factors, signs of abuse
  • Listen to the narrative
  • The nuances of survival, resilience, and hope
Trauma, Neurobiology, and Implications to Work with the Survivor
  • Neurological impacts of sexual abuse
  • Long-term behavioral, emotional, and physical effects of trauma
  • Body, trauma, and sexuality – Lessons from the perpetrator
The Realities Often Faced by Survivors
  • Complexities of sexual trauma, addiction, and sexuality
  • Re-victimization and recycling of abuse
  • Compulsion to repeat – domestic violence/intimate partner violence
  • Subsequent challenges in sexual intimacy and interpersonal relationships
  • Manage trauma and drug-linked triggers
Similarities and Differences Men vs Women Survivors
  • Key differences/similarities in male and female experiences with sexual trauma
  • Different responses and approaches to working with men and women survivors
  • Redefine masculinity and examine sex positive approaches to working with female survivors
Strategies for Working with the Survivor
  • Chronicle significant events that shape your sexual values, attitudes, and beliefs
  • Effective guidelines – The therapeutic relationship in trauma work, safety and containment
  • Treatment objectives, phases and the healing process, comparative look at clinical interventions
  • Psycho-education, wellness, coping and self-care strategies
  • Therapeutic tools and resources for recovery
Application of Clinical Knowledge with Case Examples
  • Reflections and implications for your clinical work

GERMAYNE BOSWELL TIZZANO, PH.D.

Germayne Boswell Tizzano, Ph.D., has presented nationally and internationally on trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sexuality and sexual health, body image, and mental health for more than 30 years. Dr. Tizzano is the owner and founder of Views From a Tree House, Inc.

In her training programs, Dr. Tizzano balances her professional approach to dealing with difficult and sensitive topics with her personal, exciting, and effervescent style. She creatively designs programs to move participants from cognition, to self-awareness, to direct application in working with individuals who struggle with trauma and substance abuse.

In addition, she has authored and published an innovative and engaging curriculum, Sanctuary for Change, designed to provide at risk women with the tools and knowledge to make informed choices about their sexual health. This program is aimed at psycho-educational approaches to sexual recovery and is being implemented by the criminal justice system, mental health services, substance abuse centers, and family planning programs.

Dr. Tizzano is uniquely qualified to present trainings that speak to the heart of the participants’ passion for women and men who have survived treacherous life situations and have become disenfranchised. Having lived through and been in active sexual trauma recovery herself, Ms. Tizzano is sensitive to the challenges of individuals impacted by abuse. She values the gifts of sacred healing, renewal, and transformation offered by professionals who serve men and women.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Germayne Boswell Tizzano is President and Founder of Views From a Tree House. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Germayne Boswell Tizzano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


CHAPLAINS/CLERGY
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COUNSELORS
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MARYLAND COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.

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