Trauma Model Psychoeducational Course for Men

Online education course on deceptive sexuality and the traumatic impacts that
sexual acting out, patterns of infidelity, and cheating and boundary violations often have on
the intimate partner, the relationship, and sometimes children and the family system.

UPCOMING DATES: October 21-24 and November 11-14, 2021

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

HOURS: 20 Hours Total

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Omar Minwalla

COST: $3600


Course Description

The Trauma Model Educational Course (TMEC) provides information on the CASRD and Trauma Model as well as the traumatic impacts that sexual acting out, patterns of infidelity, cheating and boundary violations (also known as deceptive sexuality) often have on the intimate partner or spouse and the relationship as well as (where applicable) children and the family system. By revealing and validating the experiences of their intimate partners, participants gain an understanding of deceptive sexuality as an abuse problem, not just a sex problem. There will be time for questions, group discussion, and personal sharing integrated as part of the course.

This offering is not treatment, but rather a highly specialized adjunct and supplemental education to ongoing therapy, recovery, and/or treatment programs on this specific topic. People who are interested in joining must have their own therapist and support from their partner(s). They must also complete a 20-minute phone consultation with Dr. Minwalla as a prerequisite for registration.

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 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. Describe theory of relational integrity
  12. Define and describe discovery trauma
  13. Define and describe disclosure trauma
  14. Define and describe Reality-Ego Fragmentation (REF)
  15. Describe potential sexuality and gender wounds
  16. Define and describe relational rupture and attachment injuries
  17. Describe potential children, family, community and social impacts
  18. Define and describe treatment-induced trauma
  19. Explain the rationale for abuse-victim and trauma consciousness
  20. List some treatment considerations related to CASRD and CAIT
  21. Consider how masculinity is part of the problem and also the solution
  22. Consider how deceptive sexuality impacts societies and all of us 
  23. Consider the role of integrity in contemporary sexuality and human relating


The Trauma Model Educational Course Outline

Session One: 

  • Orientation and Introduction 
  • CASRD Model Concepts: CES, IAD, CAIT, and DCSR 
  • Post-traumatic Stress and Complex Trauma Shaping
  • Underlying Factors: Iceberg Diagram 
  • The Three Phases of CAIT for the Intimate Partner

Session Two:

  • Covert Phase Integrity-abuse Shaping
  • Erosion of Enteric System and Second Brain Injury
  • Erosion of Relational Integrity and Health Factors
  • 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 some clinical advancements in using The CASRD and Trauma Model
  • Discuss the term deceptive sexuality  
  • Discuss treatment, repair and healing considerations 
  • Discuss the role of honesty, accountability, empathy, humility and reparation 
  • 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
  • Discuss rationale and benefits in developing increased gender awareness and specifically masculinity consciousness in the future