Don’t be weak, don’t ask for help, don’t cry, don’t show emotion.
These damaging expectations of masculinity are ruining your sessions, causing many male clients to bottle up the shame of past traumas, struggle to be vulnerable and open in therapy, and labour to leave emotion numbing drugs behind.
It can make therapeutic progress seem impossible and leave you frustrated, questioning your competence, and feeling powerless when nothing you try seems to work.
Treat male clients with trauma and addiction issues more effectively than ever before!
No matter your own gender, this essential recording will give you exactly what you need to:
Keep male clients from leaving treatment
Experience more productive sessions with men who struggle with “talk” therapy
Create greater openness in sessions with tips to overcome male shame and stigma
Add value to the clinical techniques you already use for trauma and addiction work
Experience new levels of therapeutic success with the guidance and tailored approaches you need to meet the needs of men in therapy!
Megan Howard, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT, was trained on the use of EMDR as a treatment protocol through EMDRIA and uses EMDR in her practice to achieve improved outcomes with a broad spectrum of clients in the areas of trauma, abuse, and substance abuse.
She is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals and currently owns and operates one of the largest treatment centers for substance abuse and trauma in the state of Idaho. She has been invited to train internationally at the International Society of Addiction Medicine in India and at the International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy in Amsterdam.
Ms. Howard earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University and is a member of EMDRIA and the International Society of Addiction Medicine.
Financial: Megan Howard is the owner of Addiction and Trauma Recovery Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Megan Howard has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Assess how male roles and stereotypes are formed from society, culture, and family roles.
Analyze how self-esteem, self-worth, and self-efficacy are impacted through these roles and lead to maladaptive coping.
Determine how stereotyped behaviours drive rigid, addictive tendencies and develop solutions to increase willingness to change while keeping integrity intact.
Evaluate the clinical research related to suicide, substance abuse, and gender differences.
Integrate skills to help men increase their voice and choice since they are often the ‘forgotten, silent sufferers’ as it pertains to trauma.
Utilize reframing interventions, cognitive restructuring, and distress tolerance techniques that cultivate and demonstrate the importance of vulnerability and intimacy in their lives.
Male Gender Roles and Stereotypes: Understand What Drives the Behaviour
Male gender roles and stereotypes
The meaning/impact of gender roles
Male messages and trauma
Cultural differences among male messages
Prevalence of trauma in men
Identify the Root of Trauma and Addiction in Men: Understand the Research and Effective Assessment
The addicted family system
Chaotic and rigid family roles
Suicide rate among men
Impact of opioid epidemic
Current limitations of successful long term recovery with men
Barriers of change in treatment for men
Open Male Clients to Vulnerability and Change: Clinical Interventions to Overcome Male Shame and Stigma
Healthy power vs. abuse of power
Interdependence, independence, and codependence
Self-esteem and emotional sobriety
Vulnerability and supporting/validating attempts of openness
Therapeutic Adjustments for Men Who Struggle with “Talk Therapy”: 5 Techniques to Get Off on the Right Foot and Keep Men in Treatment
Trauma adaptation in men
MTREM and Seeking Safety for Men and other effective treatment approaches
Biopsychosocial considerations for the male in treatment
The “strong man” techniques for connection, courage, and strength
Meaning, redefining values, grounding, and self-regulation
Other Treatment Roadblocks: Solutions for Common Concerns When Treating Men
Additional Participant CPD must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.