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Training for professionals 

I provide training that focuses on trauma informed practice as well as working with male survivors of sexual abuse, violence, and rape. The training is designed to support those who work in health and social care, community activists, and counsellors/psychotherapists both currently working and those in training.  

Each training session draws on decades of experience and clinical knowledge working with sexual trauma. In addition to this, the training includes testimonies from survivors and provides clinical and intersectional perspectives to the experience of trauma, sexual abuse, and masculinity.  

Currently there are three training options available. Buy one of the 2.5 hr packages or request a bespoke training on a specific area of sexual abuse. Details below:

Training one. Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Barriers inside and outside the therapy room

2.5 hours

Online or In-person

This training aims to deconstruct what it is for male survivors of sexual abuse and violence to feel shame. This includes some of the stigma that can be perpetuated by the psychological professions and the impact sexual abuse has on shame when experienced in different developmental stages (childhood, adolescence & adulthood). The training will also look at men's relationship to victimhood and how this can impact the therapeutic relationship and men's relationship in the world.

The training will feature audio clips of male survivors speaking about their experience and examine the psycho-social impact of abuse and men's identity.

Learning objectives participants can expect from this training:

  • To define the life altering impact of shame and understand the role it plays in silencing male survivors.

  • To think about the interaction of stigma, identity, and shame and how this can manifest in men's thoughts and behaviour.

  • To consider how men's relationship to victimhood can become a barrier to them seeking support and how that may impact the therapeutic process.

  • To consider what intersectional issues may arise for different groups of men and how this can either help or hinder recovery. 

 

Training two. Men, sex and abuse: The impact of sexual abuse on men’s sexual self

2.5 hours

Online or In-person

This workshop will look at the impact of sexual abuse on men’s sexual self. It will introduce how sexual abuse at different developmental stages (childhood, adolescence and adulthood) can be experienced by the individual and how this can go on to affect their sex lives, how they feel about themselves as sexual beings and how well they are able to access their authentic sexual self. 

The workshop will also look at some common sexual behaviours that cause men pain. This includes outwardly difficult sexual practices, such as sexual compulsiveness, as well as internally difficult sexual practices, for example, a disconnect from sex. We’ll end by looking at societal and intersectional issues that prevent male survivors from finding their authentic sexual selves. 

Learning objectives participants can expect from this training:

  • To think about the sexual self, how it is developed in early years and what it means for us as adults

  • To learn about different impacts of sexual abuse when experienced at different developmental stages (childhood, adolescence & adulthood) throughout a man’s lifetime.

  • To learn about common sexual behaviours that cause men pain as a result of sexual abuse.

  • To think about the impact of oppression and societal stigma on male survivor’s sexual self. 

Training three. Request a bespoke training for your team or students.

Contact me to set up a hello and talk about what you'd like to achieve through training. 

Most recent organisations I have lectured at or provided training for:

Feedback from recent training:

"This training was only a couple hours long, but I found it really useful. As an experienced gender based violence practitioner i thought it might be too introductory, but it really hit a depth and a complexity that was political, intersectional that i really appreciated. I'm taking a away some tools and some perspectives that are immediately applicable to my client work."

"The intersectonal approach was really appreciated. There's so little attention given to trans men and other marginalised men. I appreciated hearing about Jeremy's experiences with different groups and how he was not shy to approach this work politically, from a social justice standpoint."

"Jeremy's presentation was very clear. His obvious experience and the preparation he had done in order to present his work. His breadth of knowledge - drawing upon attachment theory, neuroscience, present day culture and language ... and more!"

"I think it has definitly added more elements to be mindful of with regards to intersectionality and the restrictions keeping men away from accessing support, and even when support is found through various authorities there are barriers within them also. I have worked alongside survivors within a support centre, the majority being women, and it definitly would have been useful to have this insight. Many Thanks."

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