Effective Treatment for Traditional Men
This lecture will provide a synthesis of thirty years of scholarship and clinical practice innovations concerning the psychology of men and masculinity. Participants will gain a deep and nuanced understanding of the emotional development and functional capacities of men who have been reared as boys and pressured as men to conform to traditional masculine norms. Through watching and discussing part of a videotape showing the treatment of an emotionally constricted male client, participants will learn new techniques for assessing the emotional self-awareness and expressivity of traditional male clients and for helping such clients develop greater self-awareness and emotional empathy. They will also learn how to help such men use their new psychological skills to more deeply engage in the therapeutic process.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES (by the end of the Institute participants will . . . ):
- Discuss the emotional development and functional capacities of men who have been reared to conform to traditional masculine norms.
- Apply new techniques for assessing traditional male clients’ emotional self-awareness and expressivity.
- Apply new techniques for helping traditional men develop emotional self-awareness and emotional empathy
- Employ these techniques to help traditional male clients engage more deeply in the therapeutic process.