Call for Presentation Deadline:
Extended to May 15, 2009
This international conference provides a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, networking, and the dissemination of new knowledge in the area of sexually traumatized boys and men. This four-day event will feature numerous workshops for male survivors of sexual abuse, their loved ones/partners, and professionals who work with them.
Who will attend:
- Adult male survivors of sexual abuse and possibly their spouse/significant other and family
- Clinical and social service professionals
- Lawyers, law enforcement professionals, and legal advocates
- Researchers, educators, and students
We are looking for presentation abstracts concerning the dissemination of new knowledge in the area of male sexual victimization.
Here is a list of suggested topics:
- Clinical issues in treating male sexual abuse survivors
- Application of research that directly impacts clinical practice
- High risk behaviors and addiction
- Abuse by clergy
- Abuse in institutions, schools, military programs, prison systems, etc.
- Evaluation and assessment of trauma
- Treatment outcome data policy and ethical issues
- Legal trends and law enforcement issues
- Advocacy and developing community support groups
- Healing process and development beyond
- Issues of sexuality, sexual orientation, and identity confusion
- Developing healthy relationships
- Working with the Media
- Creative expression as a way of healing and change
- Support for the spouse/significant other and family
- Diversity: cultural, generation/age, sexual orientation
- Helping the helper and counter-transference in the therapeutic dyad
- All other presentation topics will be considered
Guidelines for Submission: Deadline -
Every submission must include the following:
- Workshop Title
- Brief description: no more than 50 words describing your workshop for a printable brochure.
- Abstract: no more than a one page (250 words) suitable for printing directly on a syllabus, with a corresponding outline
- Workshop Duration: 90 minutes total, including 15 minutes for Q&A
- Identify 3 learning objectives for your audience
- Presentation Format: L) Lecture; P/E) Psycho/Educational; or E) Experiential
- Target Audience: S) Survivors/Significant Others; C) Clinical; or A) All
- Number of Audience Members: Currently there is no fixed limit in audience capacity. We will assign a room per registration outcome. However, if you want to limit the number of audience participants, what is the maximum number of attendees?
- Audio/Visual Needs: Though we cannot confirm AV at this time, please specify what your needs are.
For Each Presenter:
- Name, profession, affiliation, degree (if applicable), address, phone, fax, and email
- One paragraph bio for each presenter
- Curriculum vitae of primary presenter. If you don't have a CV, please provide us information substantiating your capacity to present on the subject matter.
- In appreciation for your presentation, up to two additional presenters will have free registration for the day of their workshop. Presenters attending the balance of the conference will be charged a reduced rate of $199. Presenter registrations must be received by the early registration deadline.
Deadline for submission: May 15, 2009
All proposals should be submitted electronically. Please send your proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any further questions, please contact Trisha Massa at YTAMassa@aol.com. All submissions will be reviewed for consideration. Depending on the number of topics submitted and its suitability/relevance to the conference, we reserve the right to decline proposals.
*Once accepted, all proposals will be reviewed by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) for Continuing Education (CE) Credits.
Recommendations and Hints:
- Preference for workshops that are interactive and informative, with an opportunity for audience participation and a minimum of 15 minutes for a question and answer period.
- Preference for workshops that demonstrate innovation, clarity and clear evidence of audience participation
- Common complaints from attendees to bear in mind for your workshop: Poor quality of visuals, handouts that are incomplete and of inferior quality and speakers who do not speak clearly.
- The majority of attendees are likely to be survivors. Therefore, we hope to have a higher number of presentations for survivors only or both survivors and others.