TRANS FEMME SURVIVORS OF SEXUALISED VIOLENCE: A PEER CONNECTION THERAPY GROUP
6 x 90 minute group sessions & 1 x individual intake session
Price will vary based on group enrolment; Financial assistance may be available
Scheduled to begin March 4, 2021
This group will be facilitated by myself and another Registered Provisional Psychologist. Sessions will be 1.5 hours in length and will run weekly for 6 weeks on Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:30pm MST, tentatively beginning March 4, 2021. Group will consist of 6-8 participants and will occur online through Zoom.
The purpose of this group is to build community and to connect with others to foster healing and empowerment and we will work collaboratively in a non-judgmental fashion. This group is based on Motivational Interviewing, uses a trans-affirming and trauma-informed approach, and is informational and discussion based. Discussing specific details about one's life related to traumatic experiences will not be a focus of this group.
During group, you'll learn about what motivates our behaviours and strategies for fostering motivation. Group content focuses on helping people help themselves by recognising their own strengths and resources to help solve problems. The nature of this group is non-confrontational and upholds an ethos of respect, safety, and encouragement. The purpose of this group is to learn about members’ personal thoughts and choices and not to push an “agenda”.
This group is intended for those who:
Report a history of sexual abuse or assault at some point in their lifetime
Identify as female, femme, feminine, two-spirit, or transfemme
Identify as trans, gender diverse, gender nonconforming, two-spirit, or nonbinary
Experience emotional distress
All participants will be asked to meet with a facilitator individually before participating in this therapy group. All participants will be invited to debrief about their experience with a facilitator following participation.
“Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'.”