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Men's Trauma Recovery Empowerment (M-TREM) Group Intervention Training

CE Type: 
# of CE's: 
1.3 CEU's

This is an Intermediate level course.  The M-TREM model is a SAMHSA-recognized, manualized, gender-specific group intervention, that addresses the impact of interpersonal violence and trauma on men with serious, persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.  Documentation of three to five hours of prerequisite training in basic trauma theory is required for M-TREM training participants to receive certificates of completion for this two-day workshop.  At the end of the workshop participants should be able to co-facilitate this group model.  Participants in this training have completed the required application process and review.

Learning Objectives: 

 By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the data regarding the prevalence of interpersonal violence (physical and sexual abuse) in the lives of men;
  • List core assumptions, which provide the foundation for the TREM approach to trauma recovery work.;
  • Discuss the complex multiple connections between trauma, mental health symptoms, and substance abuse.
  • List at least three (3) common responses to interpersonal violence that men exhibit;
  • Identify ways that masculine gender-role socialization impacts how male trauma survivors encode their experiences of victimization and shapes their capacity to accept help/support from others;
  • Discuss strategies uniquely needed for Men’s TREM groups to form and sustain group membership;
  • Examine format of the sessions and how that distinguishes TREM from other individual and group approaches to trauma recovery;
  • Examine pitfalls to avoid when responding to participants in TREM group sessions.
  • Explore specific leader techniques used in the TREM model.
  • Practice leader techniques in “mock groups” with feedback and coaching from workshop leaders and participants.
  • Identify how and when to use grounding techniques with participants in group sessions.
  • Discuss the need for self-care for staff members who facilitate TREM groups
Intended Audience: 

Practitioner and Direct Service staff from programs/agencies that have successfully applied for this training.

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

To Receive CE Credits Participants Must Attend Entire Presentation &  Complete a Course Evaluation