CUSTOMISING THERAPY FOR MEN -- VIDEOS
These materials were obtained as free downloads from Psychotherapy Networker -- [LINK]
-- a most valuable resource for counsellors and therapists.
These videos discuss important elements in helping men in counselling -- please note: these are in MP4 format, of approximately an hour's duration, and approximately 300Mb in size, so bandwidth considerationa are important. ALSO -- these are provided as "professional-to-professional" communicatioms, and must be properly cited (back to Psychotherapy Networker as the producer -- [LINK]), and should not be re-produced without proper permission.
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Remember, these videos are primarily for the guidance of therapists. You might gain insight into your personal issues by reviewing the video(s) but if having difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact a mental health professional.
Men and Sexuality -- Challenging the Myths -- with Esther Perel
In this video, counsellor and family therapist, Esther Perel, discusses truths about male sexual and relational attitudes. Also discussed are three ideas about male sexuality that are myths and how to help men connect with and share their sexual attitudes and values.
Male-Friendly Psychotherapy -- with Pat Love, Ed. D.
With family specialist Pat Love, learn about "typical" female empathy, and contrasting "typical" male empathy, systems. You’ll discover how to work with men in therapy by appealing to their logical side with fact-based, practical approaches. You’ll learn how applying brain science to gender differences can open up resistant male clients, and help opposite-sex partners better understand each other’s world.
Defusing Male Shame -- with David Wexler, Ph.D.
With David Wexler you'll be able to discuss why the experience or perception of shame is so powerfully negative for most men. You'll also be able to describe how to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with men who are emotionally avoidant and explain effective ways to communicate with men in session.
also see -- commentary on use of Men's Groups as adjunct to Couples Therapy -- [LINK]
Overcoming Resistance in Male Clients -- with Terry Real, L.I.C.S.W.
With Terry Real you'll be able to explain why therapeutic neutrality isn’t always the most effective approach with men. You'll also be able to discuss ways to ahdnle client resistance and understand how to challenge clients by "joining through the truth".
Men and Intimacy -- Relational Approach to Helping Men in Therapy
-- Patrick Dougherty, M.A., L.P.
With Patrick Dougherty you'll be able to explain the mind/body/heart approach and be able to identify how to effectively connect with men in therapy. You'll also be able to understand how to challenge men to gain an understanding of the value of and capacity for intimate relationships with others.
Men and Depression -- Holly Sweet, Ph.D.
With Holly Sweet you'll be able to differentiate between how men and women tend to experience depression, and be able to discuss how to use a coaching approach with men who are unwilling to ask or accept help for depression. You'll also be able to explain how a task-oriented approach is effective in helping depressed male clients.