#MeToo-Informed Therapy: Helping Men Wake Up and Women Speak Up

Presented by David Wexler, PhD on 06-25-2021 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

The rise of the #MeToo movement has generated a seismic shift in how we view sexual harassment and other at-times-overlooked issues in the relationships between men and women.

In this 2-hour continuing education webinar for mental health clinicians, Dr. David Wexler will explore ways to distinguish and address transgressions that range from violence to bullying to gross or juvenile acts. Dr. Wexler will focus on strategies clinicians can use to help men who offend or are confused, as well as offer strength-based strategies to help women confront sexual misconduct in personal, academic, and professional settings. There will be a special emphasis on couples whose relationship and sexual dynamics have been impacted by #MeToo histories, with strategies for effective couples counseling that help each partner understand how #MeToo issues may be undermining their relationship.

Drawing from his new book--#MeToo-informed Therapy: Counseling Approaches for Men, Women, and Couples written with co-author Dr. Holly Sweet--Dr. Wexler will guide clinicians in how to help men realize the causes and consequences of their behavior and how to make “real” apologies for sexual misconduct they have engaged in. Dr. Wexler will outline clear strategies for confronting male entitlement in a way that actually gets through to men, helping men examine ways in which they may have unknowingly “crossed the line” with women, intensifying empathy for the confusion and paralysis that many survivors of sexual harassment experience, and helping couples form more meaningful empathy and alliances about issues of sex, gender, and power.

This introductory continuing education web conference is designed to help mental health clinicians:

  1. Develop clear strategies for confronting male entitlement in a way that actually gets through to men.
  2. Explain how to help men examine ways in which they may have unknowingly “crossed the line” with women in their lives.
  3. Identify the confusion and paralysis that many survivors of sexual harassment experience to assess how best to help them heal and move forward.
  4. Describe strategies to help bridge the gap in couples when histories of sexual harassment and sexual assault are affecting their relationship.
  5. Explain how to help couples examine gender roles and expectations to improve clinical outcomes.

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Meet the Presenter

David Wexler, PhD

David Wexler, PhD

David B. Wexler, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego, CA and the Executive Director of the non-profit Relationship Training Institute (RTI), specializing in the treatment of relationships in conflict. RTI has trained thousands of community professionals, military personnel, and law enforcement officials throughout the world through extensive training seminars on the STOP Program model for the treatment of domestic violence.

Dr. Wexler has authored an internationally-recognized domestic violence treatment manual: the revised and updated STOP Domestic Violence Program—Fourth Edition was released by W.W. Norton in March 2020. Dr. Wexler’s newest book (with co-author Holly Sweet, PhD), #MeToo-informed Therapy: Counseling Approaches for Men, Women, and Couples, will be released by W.W. Norton in July 2021.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC 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 #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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