Sexual Abuse and Men – Vjosa Rizaj


Date: October 7th 2021
Location: Live via Zoom*
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm GMT (+1) / 6:00am – 1:00pm EDT / 3:00am – 10:00am PDT
CPD/CE credits: 6
Speaker: Vjosa Rizaj
Price: £99 GBP / $135 USD

*This training will be recorded. The link to the recording will be made available for 90 days following the live event.

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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.

Course Description:

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

Speaker Information

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.




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2. At least 24hrs prior to the start of training, you will receive an email containing the required details to enter the training. All trainings are held over Zoom.

3. If you are wanting to attend the training live, you then use these details to attend just before the specific start time.

4. However, if you are unable to attend the training live, a link to a recording of it will be emailed to you following the event. The recording is made available for 90 days after the live broadcast.

This means that it is not essential for the attendant to be present for the live training and one can refer back to the training if they wish within 90 days.

5. Within a week of the training, the training materials, including slides and notes, CPD certificate and feedback will be sent to you via Email.

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