Professional Education for Providers


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Annual Fall Professional Event

Each fall, Shepherd's Counseling Services hosts a professional development workshop for providers on a topic related to increasing understanding about how to best serve adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. To receive announcements, join our mailing list. Announcements are sent by email and postal mail.


                 Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Treating                   Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

An interactive discussion with trauma experts Randy Marinez, MS, LMHC

and Janice Palm, MA LMHC

Please join us for an evening of refreshment, networking, and education. We provide our Fall Professional Event as a way of offering our thanks for the professional community’s support through the year.

Thursday, November 8, 2018


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Presentation from 7-9pm

Location: Shepherd’s Counseling Services

2601 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102

We will explore how sexual violation in childhood affects boys and how the pain is carried forward into adulthood. We will also consider cultural and developmental factors that influence male survivors.

We will discuss the effects of the current #MeToo culture on our male survivor clients.

Bring your thoughts and questions to join in this very important and timely conversation!

Registration: $15.00 - 2 CEUs add $5.00




Presenter Bio

1351535608.pngRandy Marinez is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1988. He specializes in working with trauma survivors, particularly male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Over the years he has seen individuals, couples, groups and has lead workshops and given lectures about the full range of sexuality, trauma, healing, LGBTQ issues and pro-sex and polyamory issues.



Janice pic 200px.jpgIn addition to her work as the director of Shepherd's Counseling Services, Janice Palm is a psychotherapist at Shepherd's and in private practice. For over 20 years she has seen individuals and led men's therapy and meditation groups for men and women survivors of childhood sexual abuse. 




Training and Consultation Resources

Shepherd's Counseling Services offers a range of resources for health-care providers: 

  • Workshops for professionals
  • Training and consultation to mental health and medical and dental providers
  • Annual professional training and support event sponsored by Shepherd's
  • Professional article: Common Symptoms of Childhood Sexual Abuse (PDF) 


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Shepherd's mission also encompasses community education and advocacy services.

Find resources to provide information and support for survivors.

For more information, email or call (206) 323-7131.


Annual Fall Professional Event

Past presentations include:

* Rebecca Bloom, LMHC,ATR-BC on Healing Trauma with Art

* Tracee Parker, MS, MA on Exploring the Intersection of Early Childhood Abuse and the Experience of Domestic Violence in Adulthood
* David L. Calof, on Common Mistakes in Treating D.I.D. Clients
* Jeffrey Morrison, MA, LMHC on Unwinding Trauma: A Focusing-Oriented Therapy Approach

* Michael Mayer, Ph.D. on Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy

* Debra Kaysen, Ph.D. on Cognitive Processing Therapy

* Sharon Stanley, Ph.D. on Somatic Transformation

* Trip Quillman, LICSW on Trauma, the Body and Neuroscience

* Laura van Dernoot Lipsky on Trauma Stewardship