Service Providers Workshop
Working with adult male survivors of child sexual abuse – The SAMSN Approach
This workshop is designed for professionals working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We will look at the vulnerabilities of boys who were sexually abused and how this often translates into feelings of shame, guilt and confusion for adult male survivors.
The effects of childhood abuse on men will be explored, along with strategies that can help men recover. Specific attention will be paid to the role of group work.
This workshop will include a Q&A with the co-founders of SAMSN and will emphasise the importance of trauma-aware practice.
Presenter: Mark Griffiths or Tony Phiskie
Mark Griffiths – Mark has nearly 30 years of experience working with men and women who have been sexually assaulted in their childhood. Mark has now co-facilitated over 40 groups for men who were sexually abused as children. Mark is SAMSN’s consultant psychologist and Chair of SAMSN’s Clinical Advisory Board.
Tony Phiskie – Tony works at SAMSN full-time in the role of Principal Social Worker and is also a member of the Clinical Advisory Board. Tony and Mark developed the group model now used by SAMSN together in 1991. Tony also has a wealth of experience working with victims of CSA and co-facilitating groups for men.
Participants will learn:
• The impact of sexual abuse on children
• The dynamics of grooming and the resulting confusion
• Trauma-informed care in working with men, both individually and in groups
• The particular impacts of child sexual abuse on males
• The advantages that support from peers brings to the recovery process
Who should attend?
Psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counsellors, mental health nurses, social workers, police, general practitioners, or anyone working with adult male survivors of child sexual abuse.
• Some knowledge and experience in working with men
• Some knowledge of the impact of child sexual assault on children and adult survivors
Continuing Professional Development:
APS and PACFA members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. The SAMSN Service Providers Workshop is an AASW endorsed CPD event and provides members with four CPD hours.
Dates & Locations 2017:
Parramatta – Wednesday, July 5th
EARLY BIRD: $255 – PAY BEFORE JUNE 5
Gosford – Tuesday, August 1st
EARLY BIRD: $255 – PAY BEFORE JULY 1
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|Mt Gambier – Tuesday, September 26th||REGISTER NOW|
Cost: $295 per person
Early bird discount: $255
Maximum 25 places only per workshop.
Registrations from 9.15am
9.30am to 11.00am
Morning tea (supplied)
11.15am to 12.30pm
1.00pm to 3.00pm
“Amazing training. So thorough, relevant, and inspiring. A huge thank you for sharing clinical & lived experiences.”
Michelle Falconer, Hunter New England Mental Health
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend clients and professionals to SAMSN – very knowledgeable, approachable and genuine impression made.”
Zita Crawford, South Australia Police
“Really appreciated Mark’s honesty, integrity and breadth of experience – great workshop!”
Annie Dimitriadis, Victim Support Service