New Process Group for Male Partners of Childhood Sexual Abuse Victims
Over the past several decades, resources for victims of childhood sexual abuse have grown exponentially as victims and advocates have broken their silence and research and treatment efforts have improved. One group that has been consistently overlooked in this growing movement has been the partners of survivors. Research shows that survivors’ anger, sexual difficulties, engagement in physical intimacy, and even signs of healing create uncertainty and unpredictability for partners. Partners express concerns about individually focused survivors’ therapy, which can create additional strains in already burdened relationships.
Michael Hilgers will begin to offer a process and support group for male partners of victims of childhood sexual abuse beginning in mid August. The group will offer a safe, confidential environment for partners to process their own experiences and gain a sense of community and support in the midst of what can be an extremely isolating process. This group will be a closed group meaning that members must first meet with the group leader prior to attending their first group session. Consistent with standard group counseling practice, members will reserve their space in the group by pre paying each month. The group will be limited to 8 group members and each session will last approximately 90 minutes.
Contact Michael Hilgers LPC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-739-4882 for more details