This group is specifically for people living with HIV who are survivors. The groups are gender specific so they are all-male groups.
TPAN, an HIV/AIDS organization offers a closed, 15 session intervention group that was developed at Duke University, called Living In The Face of Trauma. TPAN plans to offer at least 5-6 of these groups per year. They are professionally facilitated, but most of the therapists are survivors.
There will be an ongoing â€¨support group for graduates of Living In the Face of Trauma â€¨Groups. Hopefully this will seed groups and interest for survivors regardless of HIV status.
Initial Interview and Individual Therapy while in group.
This group offers support to adult male survivors of sexual abuse. The journey of accepting and recognizing the impact of sexual abuse can be complicated and overwhelming. Men face unique challenges as they process the shame, humiliation, anger, confusion and fear that can manifest after sexual abuse. The group will provide education about the impact of sexual trauma. In addition, survivors will have the opportunity to explore how their current behaviors, beliefs, relationships and emotions
are connected to their abuse and to develop a path for healing.
BECKY CARTER has had extensive training and experience in working with female and male trauma and abuse survivors and with issues of grief and loss. She specializes in treating a variety of issues including complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, sexual assault, eating disorders, self-injury and relationship/marital concerns. She has presented on a range of trauma related topics in the community and facilitates psychotherapy groups for Sexual Assault Survivors, Parents and Family of Sexual Assault Survivors and Sexual Abuse Survivors.