Professional Workshop: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Trauma 101

If you are a helping professional seeking to increase your competency and skills to work more effectively with survivors of sexual trauma, this workshop is for you.

Why I’m hosting this workshop:

Throughout the years, I have heard countless stories from survivors of sexual trauma who had negative experiences in therapy even though their providers genuinely wanted to help them. Many helping professionals understand the gravity of this trauma and become emotionally flooded, anxious, and worried about saying or doing the wrong thing, which can feel distressing for both the client and provider. In my experience, when helping professionals struggle to work with survivors of sexual trauma, it is because they themselves become activated, triggered, or rush to try to fix a problem or check the boxes on their protocols. Many folks do not feel adequately trained or prepared because graduate programs do not have the time to differentiate between different experiences of trauma, leaving clinicians to learn through in the moment “on the job” training.

Unfortunately, sexual trauma is common and you are likely working with survivors of sexual trauma in your practice whether you know it or not. I believe that helping professionals have the capacity to work with these clients in a way that supports their safety, dignity, agency, and ongoing healing process and that all survivors deserve this respect. I want to help fill in the gaps of knowledge you wish you already had so you can feel more present, compassionate, calm, and effective with your clients.

This introductory workshop will help participants to:

  • feel more knowledgeable about common dynamics of sexual abuse
  • recognize survival responses and associated short and long term psychobiological impacts
  • deconstruct common harmful myths & learn the facts
  • feel more comfortable discussing the topic of sexual trauma with clients
  • recognize “our own stuff” and know your resources for vicarious trauma and support

Concrete take aways include:

  • The “do’s & don’ts” of responding to a disclosure of sexual assault
  • Guidelines for fulfilling mandated reporting duties in a trauma informed manner
  • The importance of language when you’re not sure what to say
  • Frameworks for healing and recommended resources for continued learning
  • A chance to ask questions and engage in discussion

Spaces are limited.

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Supporting Survivors of Sexual Trauma 101 Workshop
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