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Day One: Male Trauma 101 – 6 NBCC Clock hours


Engaging Males to Heal from Trauma

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.

General Description:

This workshop will provide an overview to help providers understand the fundamental dynamics of trauma as well as the impact when trauma intersects with masculinities. With an emphasis on clinical application, the presenters will utilize a variety of learning strategies, incorporating both didactic instruction and experiential learning.  The range of topics to be addressed include: binary and non-binary paradigms for understanding gender socialization, the variety of contexts in which males may experience trauma, the residual effects of trauma for males, barriers for men to access clinical treatment, trauma-informed treatment guidelines, and therapeutic approaches for engaging males in  their healing. Consideration will be given to the spectrum of multi-cultural variables that impact if, how, &/or when a male trauma victim may enter into a healing process. The ethical responsibilities of self-care as a foundational priority – for both provider and client – will be carefully woven into the day-long workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate binary from non-binary approaches for understanding gender socialization
  • Describe four common clinical approaches in the ethical treatment of traumatized individuals
  • Identify four barriers that prevent traumatized males from engaging in therapeutic relationship
  • Identify four strategies for self-reflection and self-care that can be used when ethical dilemmas arise in the treatment of traumatized males

Course Presenters:

jim-struveJim Struve, LCSW has been a practicing social worker since 1976. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Salt Lake City, providing psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and groups. With special attention to mindful presence in the healing relationship, Jim works with a wide range of client issues: trauma (including male and female survivors of sexual victimization), relationship enhancement (including issues such as intimacy, assertiveness, identity, gender, self-esteem, and sexuality), healthy life choices, fostering resilience, conflict resolution, parenting, addiction recovery, and dissociative disorders (including Dissociative Identity Disorder). Jim is a founding member of and is Co-Chair of the Weekends of Recovery retreat program. He was the recipient of the Richard Gartner Outstanding Clinical Services Award at the 2010 International MaleSurvivor Conference in New York City.

Jim regularly conducts workshops and trainings for professionals. He has been an Adjunct Professor for Westminster College in Salt Lake City (teaching a seminar in “Trauma, Grief, & Loss”) and he is frequently invited for in-services programs for agencies and college classes for clinical mental health students.




Sharon Imperato, LMHC

is a trained Rape Crisis Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she has been working in the field of sexual trauma for over 15 years. Sharon is currently the Manager of Clinical Services at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Sharon was member of the MaleSurvivor Weekend of Recovery Clinical and training teams. She has extensive experience in counseling (individual, group, couples, and family) and works extensively with all survivors and significant others of sexual trauma. Sharon is also an experienced trainer and has facilitated trainings ranging from how to appropriately respond to disclosures of sexual violence, to advanced clinical skills trainings for clinicians working with sexual trauma survivors, to how to provide services to male survivors of sexual trauma, for: students, military personnel, corrections personnel (under PREA grants), first responders, medical professionals, clinicians, and other service professionals. She has provided trainings to university counseling centers and has been a guest lecturer for undergraduate and graduate classes at Tufts University, Northeastern University, and Boston University. Sharon has been an adjunct faculty member at Boston University and Lesley University, was a trauma specialist at other Boston area universities, and maintained a private practice in Cambridge, MA for over 7 years where she provided services to clients as well as clinical supervision and consultation to other professionals on the issues of sexual trauma.



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