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Male Survivors and the Impact of Their Trauma

Friday, September 10, 2021 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Online via Zoom

$40 to attend 

Register HERE (you will then be redirected to PayPal to complete payment)

*This training will be a meeting style on Zoom so you will have the unique opportunity to interact directly with the presenter and panelists.

The first half of the training will be a presentation given by Gimel Rogers titled, "Defining Healthy Relationships: Intimate Partner Violence and Toxic Ideas About Masculinity". This course is designed to provide psychoeducation on foundational constructs to intimate partner violence. It will provide an overview of male survivors of intimate partner violence and toxic masculinity, as well as an overview of healthy relationships. In addition, it will explore how toxic masculinity specifically impacts male survivors. The second part will be a Q&A Panel with Gimel Rogers, Psy.D., ABPP, Morgan Shaw, Psy.D., and Melle Browning, LMFT.

The second half of the training will be a Q&A Panel with Gimel Rogers, Morgan Shaw, and Melle Browning. Topics addressed during this panel include therapeutic interventions, trauma-informed practices, forensic issues, expert witness testimony, trauma-informed crisis response, working with LGBTQIA+ populations, and providing gender diverse affirming care.

About the Presenters:
Gimel Rogers, Psy.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. With over 10 years of clinical, professional speaking, and training experience she is the owner of F.I.R.E. Igniting Lives and founder of One Temple Fitness. She earned her doctorate from Pepperdine University and has provided trauma-focused care with clients from the Children of the Night Program, the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, FCI Terminal Island, and community programs serving survivors of intimate partner violence. She is an expert witness and assists clients who are involved in criminal, family, and civil cases involving a broad range of forensic issues. She is Faculty and the Associate Director of the Online MAP/MACLP Programs at Pepperdine University. Additionally, Dr. Rogers presently works with survivors who are recovering from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. She utilizes an array of therapeutic interventions with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy. She has published in the areas of culture, coping, spirituality, and trauma. Her inaugural book is the “21-Day Relationship Healing Devotional and Journal” a poetry-based devotional that promotes restoration through reflection. She is the content developer of the Power and Control Wheel of Historical Trauma.

Morgan Shaw, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. She currently serves as the Director of Professional Services at the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma. Dr. Shaw provides trauma-informed therapeutic services to a variety of adolescent and adult clients, and specializes in working with individuals who have a history of child abuse. She also conducts comprehensive forensic evaluations and provides expert witness testimony in criminal, family, and civil cases involving a broad range of forensic issues. Additionally, Dr. Shaw provides trainings nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics including the effects of trauma, trauma-informed practices, child maltreatment, and sexual assault. She has further experience in forensic interviewing, biofeedback training, applied behavior analysis, and crisis intervention. Dr. Shaw also serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, and the Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody, and Child Development.

Melle (Mel) Browning, LMFT earned his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. Mel has a private practice providing psychotherapy for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationships with a focus on attachment and trauma. Mel is trained in EMDR and other somatic approaches to trauma informed therapy and has specific training and experience in providing LGBTQIA+ and trans/gender diverse affirming care. For over a decade, Mel worked for a rape crisis and trauma center, holding several positions such as Prevention Educator, Group facilitator, Victim Advocate and completed as a therapist in training providing trauma informed psychotherapy to survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse. Mel has experience training hundreds of volunteers, mental health and medical professionals, law enforcement, and student leaders on a range of issues and populations such as trauma informed crisis response, LGBTQIA+ populations and working with gender diverse individuals with an emphasis on improving and providing affirming care. Mel is a queer gender non-conforming trans man and has a passion for social justice and trauma informed work, believing both are key to forming and maintaining healthy communities that thrive.   

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current research surrounding intimate partner violence.
  • Describe how toxic masculinity specifically impacts male survivors.
  • Identify at least three characteristics of a healthy relationship.


All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) when they fill out the follow-up survey.  Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Course meets qualifications for 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (Provider #128510) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $20.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this training, or if you have any questions/concerns, should contact Alyssa Ocegueda at


This training is funded by the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. With your support, CIR provides current, research-based training programs that ensure that children, families, and communities are served in a coordinated, holistic way, allowing professionals in the field to implement strategies to improve their practice.