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Family, Men and Trauma 102 – 6 NBCC Clock Hours


The Game Changer—Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on the Family with Male Survivors

Course Details:

Portland Course

Date: TBD

Venue: TBD

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM with check-in from 8:30 AM – 9 AM (1 hour break for lunch 12-1 PM). Continental breakfast provided.

Seattle Course

Date: TBD

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Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM with check-in from 8:30 AM – 9 AM (1 hour break for lunch 12-1 PM). Continental breakfast provided.

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Course Description

Healthy Minds Group, LLC has been approved by the National Board For Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6922. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Healthy Minds Group, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Training Components:

  • Understanding trauma as a systemic injury to the family and victim
  • Understanding male trauma in youth within systemic structure
  • Understanding Multigenerational trauma
  • Understanding Complex Family Trauma
  • Understanding and treating Caregiver Fatigue

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will develop a global understanding of traumatized male youth – they will be able to identify symptom clusters and the needs of traumatized male youth
  • Participants will be able to identify aspects of the impact of Multigenerational Trauma
  • Participants will be able to re-conceptualize trauma as a systemic disorder that needs to be treated within the family system
  • Participants will identify how male trauma differs from female trauma and the implications
  • Participants will learn how trauma affects and changes caregiving patterns
  • Participants will be able to identify the changes in caregiving roles, sibling roles, etc
  • Participants will learn skills about how to identify and mitigate caregiver fatigue
  • Participants will learn how to integrate this knowledge into functional ways of interacting with these families


  • Genogram in therapy
  • Psychoeducation with families
  • Caregiver Self-Care activities

Course Presenters:

Shefali Gandhi, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Arizona specializing in care for patients coping with anxiety, depression, grief, sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, PTSD, Autism, Asperger’s, poor social skills, poor anger management skills, parenting difficult adolescents and children, attachment issues, identity development and the LGBT population. Shefali also treats disruptive behavior disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. She is the Clinical Director of ChildHelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona. ChildHelp responds to the overwhelming needs of abused children with community partners: the Phoenix Police Department, the Office of Child Welfare Investigations, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Anne Ngamsombat, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has extensive experience working with law enforcement, department of child safety, juveniles, families, courts and corrections. She received a master’s degree in forensic psychology from the University of Denver in 2007. As the Lead Victim Advocate at Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona, she developed and supervised the advocacy center’s extensive victim advocacy program. Through policy development and leadership, she has improved victim services to serve over 150 families each month at the center. Her contribution to the center has had a tremendous positive impact on the investigation outcomes for these families. Prior to her leadership position at the Children’s Advocacy Center, she was a treating clinician in the Maricopa County Juvenile Probation program providing treatment to detained youth. She helped to develop and implement holistic treatment programs in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards thereby increasing the safety and well-being of incarcerated juveniles. She is passionate about providing support for healing in a safe environment and has trained professionals in the areas of child sexual abuse, adolescent brain development, mental health, suicide prevention and intervention, and vicarious trauma.

Our cancellation policy

We reserve the right to cancel a Continuing Education Course and refund all fees in the event of insufficient registration. Participants who cancel their registration will receive a 90% refund when notice is given at least 7 days prior to the course date.

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