Male Sexual Abuse: Case Conference
with Alison Feit, PhD
Join Us on Tuesdays, October 18 and 25, 7:30 p.m.,
Intermediate / Location TBD / 3 credits
Research dating back to the late 1970s has shown that while 1 in 4 women in the US are sexually abused before the age of 18, 1 in 6 American men are similarly sexually abused by the end of their teenage years. However, most of the current thinking about sexual abuse in both public and professional venues has been focused on women and girls, and there is little awareness of the needs of males recovering from sexual trauma. This workshop will examine common psychological sequelae of sexual abuse in men (e.g. depression, anxiety, self-harm, substance abuse etc…) as well as the role of psychosocial, cultural and religious factors in reporting and recovery. Particular emphasis will be placed on effective treatment paradigms as well as transference and countertransference issues that are frequently encountered in work with male survivors.
Participants will be able to identify the specific patterns of psychological trauma common to male survivors of sexual abuse.
Participants will be able to identify common psychological sequelae of male survivors of sexual abuse.
Participants will be able to identify common ‘enactment’ patterns in male survivors of sexual abuse that occur in psychodynamic treatment with these populations.
Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of effective treatment paradigms and the the transference and countertransference issues that are frequently encountered in work with male survivors.,
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