This presentation offers intervention strategies related to the complicated clinical realm of working with male psychotherapy clients. Participants gain awareness into the traditional gender socialization that many men experience and how that affects psychological well-being, attitudes towards help-seeking, and subsequent use of psychological defenses. The seminar is based on the recently released self-help book, "The secret lives of men: What men want you to know, about love, sex, and relationships." This provides a "common language" for the client and therapist to discuss more complex clinical matters that are drawn from the relational aspects of psychodynamic theory. In this seminar, the text also easily allows the discussion to deepen further to the research and theory it is based upon. Participants will learn new insights and approaches in terms of working with male clients.
Chris Blazina, PhD
Christopher is a licensed psychologist who has published over twenty-five scholarly articles about the psychology of men and masculinity and is the author of the academic text The Cultural Myth of Masculinity. He holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas and has been a professor at the University of Houston and Tennessee State University. Visit http://www.thesecretlivesofmen.com for additional information.
1.5 continuing education units will be provided for this teleconference.
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This teleconference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
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