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Sexual Trauma
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
10/11/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  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.

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., 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.
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Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals