Men, Depression, and Psychotherapy

Presented by Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD on 12-09-2016 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern)

Suicide rates for men are four times that of women, yet depression in men is often difficult to identify, diagnose, and treat. While depression often has a biological component, it also is exacerbated by psychological factors. Often shamed by other males into keeping vulnerable emotions to themselves in childhood, many men suffer silently and avoid seeking help. 

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Fredric Rabinowitz will assist clinicians in finding ways to assess depression and suicidal ideation in men who may often present themselves as indistinguishable from men without depression. The depressive disorder criteria of the DSM-5 can be masked by masculine tendencies in an attempt to outwardly minimize psychological pain.  

During this course, participants will develop a deeper understanding of western male socialization and how traditional male defenses, especially those involving sadness, loss, and shame, can be more easily identified. Using case examples, Dr. Rabinowitz will share strategies and interventions that can impact men reluctant to engage in traditional therapy. He will also discuss the countertransference traps that have the potential to undermine treatment with male clients in individual, couple, and group therapy.  

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians: 

  1. Apply a masculine-sensitive framework that takes into account male socialization and cultural norms.
  2. Describe the spectrum of depressive disorders and how culture, gender, and biology impact their expression.
  3. Recognize the masculine signs of depression in men and how they may vary from DSM-5 criteria.
  4. Describe practical interventions that enhance the depth and quality of psychotherapy with men.
  5. Summarize specific examples of transference and countertransference specific to men in psychotherapy.

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How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. Attendees may also access the web conference on a smartphone or tablet. 

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

At the conclusion of this event, you will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate. You will need to enter the start and end codes that will be announced at the beginning and end of the presentation. These codes confirm that you attended the entire event. You will be prompted to complete a survey. You will need to complete this online survey within six days of the event. Once you complete the survey, you can download a copy of your CE certificate instantly.

403.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within clinical assessment and counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

Meet the Presenter

Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD

Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD

Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD is a practicing licensed psychologist and educator who has specialized in working with men for over 30 years. He has helped countless individuals navigate their personal journeys through the societal challenges unique to that gender. Dr. Rabinowitz is a widely respected expert on the psychology of men and how issues involving parenting, trauma, emotionality, and relationships impact them differently.

Dr. Rabinowitz has earned outstanding teaching awards as a tenured Professor of Psychology at the University of Redlands. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Past President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a division of the APA.

Dr. Rabinowitz has authored and co-authored numerous articles and his books include: 

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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.