Sexual Abuse and Men - Vjosa Rizaj





7 October 2021 Live & On Demand


UK: 11:00 – 18:00
North America: 6:00 – 13:00 EDT / 3:00 – 10:00 PDT

CPD & CE credits available: 6

TRAINING information

This online training is streaming live on the 7th October 2021.

The digital recording will be released to all participants on the 9th October. The recording and associated resources will then be accessible through your Essential Therapy Training account for 365 days.


Part 1:

– Looking at ‘MEN’ ‘BOYS’ in society history and present
– Culture/religion and men
– Introduction to sexual Abuse and the different types of sexual abuse that can occur with men
– The impact of sexual abuse on male survivors to female survivors
– The difference in abuse between male survivors to female survivors

Part 2:

How to work with male clients who have experienced sexual abuse

– Client who has been abused by female preparator – something not talked about or acknowledged
– What are the barriers when working with this client group?
– How to overcome these barriers
– Male therapist barriers
– Female therapist barriers
– Ways of working with male clients who cannot talk or are resistant (for example using metaphors, art therapy which has been proven to work effectively with male survivors)
– Different themes that will emerge in the counselling room (shame, masculinity, sexuality)

Part 3

– Risks when working with male survivors
– Retraumatising
– Risky behaviour and crime
– Services

Conclude outlining everything discussed

Q&A – 1 hour

Learning Objectives

  • Be aware of the difference of impact of sexual abuse on male survivors
  • Be aware of how men are seen/treated in society
  • Be aware of the barriers when working with male survivors
  • Learn how to effectively deal with barriers male survivors may present
  • Understand the risks and retraumatising

About the Speaker

Vjosa Rizaj BSc, MA is a psychotherapist and consultant in domestic violence and sexual abuse. Vjosa holds two master’s in counselling and the second in understanding domestic violence and sexual abuse and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling. Alongside her private practice Vjosa has a consultancy and training company offering a wide range of services to organisations, professionals and survivors. Vjosa has years of experience working with survivors and now is focusing on sharing her knowledge with other professionals. Her passion and drive to help survivors have allowed her to develop unique programmes tailored specifically to those who have suffered from domestic violence/sexual abuse.



CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Sexual Abuse and Men - Vjosa Rizaj

7 October 2021 Live & On Demand