Trauma Model Educational Course for Men

on Intimate Partner Abuse and Resulting Trauma

UPCOMING DATES: January 28-31, February 11-14, March 4-7, March 25-28, 2021

TIMES: 8am-2pm PDT (four consecutive days)

HOURS: 20 Hours Total

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Omar Minwalla

COST: $3600


Course Description

The goal of this 20-hour educational course for men is to provide basic education on the trauma model, specifically the traumatic impact sexual acting out, patterns of infidelity, cheating and boundary violations, often has on the intimate partner or spouse, the relationship, and sometimes children and the family system. This is not treatment, but a foundational 4 session educational course to provide focused education on understanding the injuries and clinical symptoms experienced by a spouse or intimate partner, who is impacted and harmed by deceptive sexuality and compulsive-abusive sexual-relational disorders (CASRD). There will be time for question and answer, as well as personal sharing and learning, integrated as part of the course.

One aspect of deceptive sexuality is the harm that sometimes occurs to the intimate partner or spouse. The CASRD and Trauma Model describes how deceptive sexuality is abusive and also describes the impact on victims, understanding a specified type of trauma (CAIT). Participants will gain foundational educational concepts related specifically to the specific injuries, symptoms and harmful experiences among intimate partners.

This educational course is a good fit for participants who are already currently in treatment and are wanting and prepared to receive adjunct and supplemental education.  Specifically, participants are required to have their own therapist and wish to learn about Dr. Minwalla’s approach to understanding deceptive sexuality and the potential harmful impacts it may have on an intimate partner, the relationship, and sometimes children and the family system as well.  The educational course will begin with an introduction to the CASRD and Trauma Model, which will serve as a foundation, followed by a structured educational curriculum on the injuries and trauma-related symptoms experienced by a spouse or intimate partner who has been impacted or harmed by deceptive sexuality and compulsive-abusive sexual-relational disorders (CASRD).

Course Goals and Educational Objectives
  1. Define Compulsive-Abusive Sexual-Relational Disorders (CASRD)
  2. Explain and discuss the rationale for the CASRD and Trauma Model
  3. Define and describe the clinical concept of Compulsive-Entitled Sexuality (CES)
  4. Define and describe the clinical concept of Integrity-Abuse Disorder (IAD)
  5. Define and describe the clinical concept of Deceptive, Compartmentalized, Sexual-Relational Reality (DCSR)
  6. Name the identified clinical underlying factors to CASRD
  7. Define Other-Specified PTSD-related symptoms
  8. Define and describe the concept of complex trauma shaping
  9. List the three phases of CAIT for Intimate Partners and Spouses
  10. Describe the concept of Second Brain Injury
  11. Define and describe discovery trauma
  12. Define and describe disclosure trauma
  13. Define and describe Reality-Ego Fragmentation (REF)
  14. Describe potential sexuality and gender wounds
  15. Define and describe relational rupture and attachment injuries
  16. Describe potential children, family, community and social impacts
  17. Define and describe treatment-induced trauma
  18. Explain the rationale for abuse-victim and trauma consciousness
  19. List some treatment considerations related to CASRD and CAIT


The CASRD and Trauma Model Course Outline

Session One: 

  • Orientation 
  • CASRD Concepts: CES, IAD, CAIT, and DCSR 
  • Other-Specified Trauma and Complex Trauma Shaping
  • Underlying Factors: Iceberg Diagram 
  • The Three Phases of CAIT for the Intimate Partner
  • Covert Phase Integrity-Abuse Shaping
  • Erosion of Enteric System and Second Brain Injury
  • Erosion of Relational Integrity and Health Factors 

Session Two:

  • Exposure Phase Integrity-Abuse
  • Discovery Trauma 
  • Disclosure Trauma
  • Reality-Ego Fragmentation (REF) 
  • Acute Relational Rupture and Attachment Injury 
  • Intrusions and Persistent Re-experiencing
  • Avoidance of Trauma-related Stimulus
  • Negative Alterations in Thought and Mood
  • Trauma-related Arousal and Reactivity
  • Distress and Functional Impairment 
  • Dissociative Symptoms

Session Three: 

  • Symptom Progression Phase Integrity-Abuse Shaping 
  • Reality-Ego (Self) Injuries and Reconstruction
  • Sexuality Symptoms
  • Gender Wounds
  • Persistent Negative Relational Patterns  
  • Children, Family, Community and Social Impacts 
  • Treatment-Induced Trauma

Session Four: 

  • Academic review and synthesis of the CASRD and Trauma Model
  • Discuss the term, deceptive sexuality 
  • Discuss some clinical advancements in using The CASRD and Trauma Model 
  • Discuss treatment, repair and healing considerations using The CASRD and Trauma Model 
  • Discuss the role of honesty, accountability, empathy, humility and reparation 
  • Discuss rationale and benefits in developing increased gender awareness and masculinity consciousness 
  • Discuss rationale and benefits for developing an abuse-victim and trauma consciousness
  • Consider the impact deceptive sexuality has on society and all of us as human beings