In order to keep our services as safe as we can, we ask that two things are true of all clients. One is that they have experienced childhood sexual abuse and, two that they have not committed a sexual offence. We also require our clients to take part in a face-to-face Social History interview prior to commencing group, to gather pertinent information and to determine group readiness.
Therapy group for men that operates from a Trauma model of group therapy.
Our groups are offered in three 10-week cycles/year (Winter, Spring, Fall). They are closed groups, meaning that members are admitted only at the beginning of our cycles (January, April, September). The group is limited to 10 men, and is facilitated by two trained professional facilitators. Please call for more information.
Pre group interview and self assessment questionnaire. Participants in group cannot have sexual/ly offended as an adult.
Our groups are process oriented groups. The agenda is generated by the issues that the group members bring in each week but all work is focused on understand the damage that early childhood sexual abuse and trauma does to oneâ€™ s life and sense of self. We explore all issues from anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, addictions, anger. We only offer group therapy, not individual nor do we do trauma assessments. In 2009 we marked the 15th anniversary of our program.
The group runs in blocks of 15 weeks, with each session being two hours long. Over the course of a year we run approximately 36 sessions x3 groups. We break over the Christmas holiday season and do not run group during the summer.
A 12 session group that helps male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, over the age of 18, focus on trust and personal strengths, understand the effects of childhood sexual abuse and connect with other men who are survivors.
Groups typically run in the winter, spring, and fall. Numbers of group participants ranges from 8-12.
Ottawa Agency Sponsored Survivor Treatment Program
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Menâ€™s Project
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Most are evening programs. Evening group program â€“ Phase I on Thursday evening or offered as a condensed weekend program. Phase II offered on Monday and Thursday.
Various. See website for therapist listings:
Fee: Free for assessment and Phase I. Contribution basis for Phase II. 50 for the assessment. Sliding fee scale for Phase I and Phase II
Assessment interview required.
Phase I is an eight week psycho-educational program focusing on trauma and recovery. Phase II is a longer term process oriented group therapy.
Phase I is a ten-week psycho-educational program focusing on trauma and recovery. Phase II is a ten-week process-oriented program. Clients can renew up to 5 cycles (50 weeks).
The Menâ€™s Project (www.themensproject.ca) provides other group programming on issues of anger management, emotional intelligence, fathering, and separation and divorce. There are six therapists that also provide individual and couple therapy.
Individual and couple counselling are also available.
No fees associated with this group. Valid Ontario Health Card required
Participants attend for an initial one on one interview and we determine together if the group would be appropriate for them at this stage in their recovery.
A 12 week group for men who have been sexually abused, and are ready to start working on recovery in a group environment. We provide a safe place to discuss some of the struggles men are going through and to work through them together with other participants.