Package of Male Trauma 101 and Female Professionals/Therapists Working with Male Sexual Trauma Survivors Course Series

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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.

Course Developers and Presenters:

Jim 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.




Lisa Jameson, LMFT

has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1986. She began her training in 1981 at the Incest Treatment Team of Stanislaus County, conducting support groups for survivors, family supporters and perpetrators. She co-developed Merced County of Mental Health’s Specialized Treatment and Rehabilitation Services (S.T.A.R.S.), a program specifically focused on identifying and treating young male victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse. An additional focus was on educating the lay and mental health community about the true extent of the traumatization of boys and their particular treatment and support needs. Since 1989 she’s been in private practice working with trauma from an increasingly depth orientation, integrating Jungian, Psychoanalytic and mindfulness approaches which invite the whole Self, including the unconscious to be a part of the healing process. She has particular  interests in the ways in which the Self reaches for expression through dreams, expressive art, body and relationship.






Sandi Forti, Ph.D.

is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Columbus, Ohio. She divides her time between a thriving private practice in Columbus, consultation with the Columbus AIDS Task force, and providing community based services for Central Ohio Mental Health Center in Delaware, Ohio. Her dual interests in archetypal psychology and body awareness have added breadth and depth to her work with individuals who are seeking to heal from past traumas and who desire new ground for a relationship with the present. She sees herself as providing context within which trauma can be understood as part of the landscape of soul, and healing can lay the foundation for the development and expression of the authentic self. She has worked for many years with victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse, and with families who struggle to love and heal both. She is also versed in working with the patterns of thinking and behavior that grow out of the effort to cope with abuse, such as depression, dissociation, use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, etc.




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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