Level I: Emerging Best Psychotherapy Practices in Working with Men
Over the last ten years, we have seen a unique intensification of issues related to men: “Mars and Venus,” “Me Too,” “Toxic Masculinity,” “Gender-Inclusive Practices,” “White Male Privilege,” and the recent APA’s “Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men.” Clearly, opportunities and challenges related to males arrive almost daily in our therapy offices. We psychotherapists are invited to consider how to best serve our male clients in such gender-turbulent times.
This workshop supports clinician’s in reexamining, and better mastering the use of clinical assessment, strategic treatment interventions, and longer term post-therapy thriving of men through the following: instruction, case review and vignettes, examples of emerging practices, and research findings that include interview data from local women clinicians working with male clients.
Learning Objectives for Participants:
- Demonstrate greater clinical effectiveness by better understanding brain research on males…specifically neurobiology of brain dominance, language capacity, and communication styles.
- Utilize creative techniques to support male clients to develop greater emotional awareness, fluency of expression, and relational accountability.
- Learn to effectively collaborate with other therapists to support the developmental and therapeutic needs of shared male clients.
- Understand how to use an integrative model in order to assess, treat, and serve men for long-term therapy / personal gains.
- Learn to use imagery, story, and archetypes in session to transform therapeutic concepts from abstract to concrete, in order to motivate client’s personal growth.
- Understand effective non-verbal therapies that facilitate depth processing as an alternative to insight focused & emotionally expressive psychotherapies
Time Frame: This workshop can be taught in 6 hours.