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Trauma, Addiction and Men
Digital Seminar
$219.99 USD
Product Details
Digital Seminar
Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
CE Available:
No, CE credit is not available
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  1. Assess how male roles and stereotypes are formed from society, culture, and family roles.
  2. Analyze how self-esteem, self-worth, and self-efficacy are impacted through these roles and lead to maladaptive coping.
  3. Determine how stereotyped behaviors drive rigid, addictive tendencies and develop solutions to increase willingness to change while keeping integrity in tact.
  4. Evaluate the clinical research related to suicide, substance abuse and gender differences.
  5. Integrate skills to help men increase their voice and choice since they are often the ‘forgotten, silent sufferers’ as it pertains to trauma.
  6. Utilize reframing interventions, cognitive restructuring and distress tolerance techniques that cultivate and demonstrate the importance of vulnerability and intimacy in their lives.
Male Gender Roles and Stereotypes: Understand What Drives the Behavior
  • Male gender roles and stereotypes
  • The meaning/impact of gender roles
  • ACE Study
  • Male messages and trauma
  • Cultural differences among male messages
  • Prevalence of trauma in men
Identify the Root of Trauma and Addiction in Men: Understand the Research and Effective Assessment
  • The addicted family system
  • Chaotic and rigid family roles
  • Suicide rate among men
  • Impact of opioid epidemic
  • Current limitations of successful long term recovery with men
  • Barriers of change in treatment for men
Open Male Clients to Vulnerability and Change: Clinical Interventions to Overcome Male Shame and Stigma
  • Healthy power vs. abuse of power
  • Interdependence, independence, and codependence
  • Self-esteem and emotional sobriety
  • Vulnerability and supporting/validating attempts of openness
  • Cognitive-behavioral techniques
  • Solution-focused techniques
Therapeutic Adjustments for Men Who Struggle with “Talk Therapy”: 5 Techniques to Get Off on the Right Foot and Keep Men in Treatment
  • Trauma adaptation in men
  • MTREM and Seeking Safety for Men and other effective treatment approaches
  • Biopsychosocial considerations for the male in treatment
  • The “strong man” techniques for connection, courage, and strength
  • Meaning, redefining values, grounding, and self-regulation
Other Treatment Roadblocks: Solutions for Common Concerns When Treating Men
  • Angry clients
  • Boundary concerns
  • Attachment
  • Intimacy
  • Suicidality
  • Trust & vulnerability


Megan Howard, LCSW, CCTP, was trained on the use of EMDR as a treatment protocol through EMDRIA and uses EMDR in her practice to achieve improved outcomes with a broad spectrum of clients in the areas of trauma, abuse, and substance abuse.

She is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals and currently owns and operates one of the largest treatment centers for substance abuse and trauma in the state of Idaho. She has been invited to train internationally at the International Society of Addiction Medicine in India and at the International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy in Amsterdam.

Ms. Howard earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University and is a member of EMDRIA and the International Society of Addiction Medicine.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
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  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
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  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals