Trauma Model Educational Course for Men

on Intimate Partner Abuse and Resulting Trauma


DATES: August 13-16, 2020 or September 3-6, 2020

TIMES: 8am-2pm PDT

HOURS: 20 Hours Total

COST: $3,600

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Omar Minwalla will present educational material via Zoom for all 20 hours of this course


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 CASRD-Induced Trauma (CAIT)
  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 clinical rationale for a CASRD Model and Trauma Model
  19. Explain the rationale for abuse-victim and trauma consciousness
  20. List some treatment considerations related to CASRD and CAIT


Trauma Model Course Outline

Session One: 5 Hours (+60 minute break)

  1. Orientation 
  2. CASRD Concept: CES, IAD and CAIT 
  3. Underlying Factors: Iceberg Diagram 
  4. Other-Specified Trauma and Complex Trauma Shaping 
  5. The Three Phases of CAIT for the Intimate Partner 
  6. Covert Phase and IAD 
  7. Second Brain Injury

Session Two: 5 hours (+60 minute break)

  1. Exposure Phase and IAD 
  2. Reality-Ego Fragmentation (REF) 
  3. Disclosure and Discovery Trauma 
  4. REF Continued 
  5. Relational Rupture and Attachment Injuries 

Session Three: 5 hours (+60 minute break)

  1. Symptom Progression Phase and IAD 
  2. Sexuality and Gender Wounds 
  3. Children, Family, Community and Social Impacts 
  4. Treatment-Induced Trauma 

Session Four:  5 Hours (+60 minute break)

  1. Academic review and synthesis of CASRD and CAIT Model 
  2. Discuss some clinical advancements in using CASRD and Trauma Model 
  3. Discuss treatment, repair and healing considerations using a CASRD Model 
  4. Discuss rationale and benefits for developing an abuse-victim and trauma consciousness