The Psychotherapy Networker

The Psychotherapy Networker

Part 2: Men in Therapy

  • Topic(s): Couples
  • Presenter(s): David Wexler Ph.D.
  • Session#: 710-306
  • Session Length: 120 minutes
  • Program: 2010 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium
  • Date: Mar 25, 2010
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Part 2: Men in Therapy

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Part 2: Men in Therapy - Details:

Many men think therapy just isn't a "guy thing." Unfortunately, therapists generally have reinforced this perception by being slow to recognize the distinct strengths and defenses that men exhibit and bring to relationships. In this workshop, we'll use a self-psychology perspective to focus on the common "broken mirror" phenomenon in men: their unmet needs for external validation and affirmation, particularly from women, and feelings of failure, incompetence, and rage when they don't get them. We'll discuss how to help men learn to recognize and label internal states and deal with their tendency to become emotionally flooded in the face of "unmasculine" feelings. You'll learn how to empathize with men in ways they can accept (honoring their courage for seeking help, for example), make use of male-friendly metaphors, and provide a therapeutic mirroring experience that helps them become more grounded in genuine, realistic self-respect. (This session will continue with Workshop 306.)