In the Room with Men: A Casebook of Therapeutic Change

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Matt Englar-Carlson, Mark A. Stevens
American Psychological Association, 2006 - Psychology - 363 pages
In the Room With Men explores theories of masculinities, current research on the psychology of men, and how these ideas are applied in clinical practice. Men enter therapy less frequently than women, and when they do, therapy can be quite different than it is with women clients. To work with men successfully, therapists must be aware of these differences and often must adjust their approach. Although a growing amount of research addresses the mental health issues that men face, it is hard to find anything in the literature documenting the experiences of therapists working with men or ways to tailor therapy to their unique needs. The contributing authors of this volume remedy this situation by bringing readers into the counseling room with their male clients and describing their personal views about and their particular approach to working with men. At the heart of each chapter is a case narrative, giving readers a hands-on feel for how therapy works with male clients and insight into how and why therapists make certain clinical decisions. backgrounds, and in so doing highlight how notions of masculinity intersect with other aspects of culture. Over the course of the volume, these case examples and discussions paint a clear picture of the clinical realities of working with men. Featuring empirical discussions throughout the volume as well as a comprehensive theory and literature survey, In the Room With Men effectively combines research, theory, and actual practice, making this a must-have resource for all mental health practitioners.

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Masculine Norms and the Therapy Process
Awaking the Inner Worlds of Men
A Relational Approach

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About the author (2006)

Matt Englar-Carlson, PhD, is an associate professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He received a master s degree in health psychology education from Stanford University, a master s degree in counselor education from the Pennsylvania State University, and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. He completed his APA accredited pre-doctoral internship in psychology at the University of Southern California Student Counseling Center. Matt co-edited In the Room with Men: A Casebook of Therapeutic Change (2006) and Counseling Troubled Boys (2008) and is the co-editor of the book series, Theories of Psychotherapy, published by American Psychological Association Books. Matt has taught group counseling and process to hundreds of students across the United States and has facilitated groups in schools, community settings, work sites, and in university settings.

Author Mark A. Stevens is publisher of the Erwin Record, Unicoi Countyas newspaper since 1928. His family has called Unicoi County home for generations. He lives in Erwin with his wife, Amy, and their dog, Sadie.

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