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:
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I just want others to know that this presentation is extremely informative and relevant to understanding both clients and friends/spouses who are depressed males. - Karen Christopherson, MSW, LMSW, CAADC
Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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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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