166: Women Counseling Men---Practicing Male-Friendly Therapy

Subject(s)
DAY
August 09, 2014
Time & Place
1 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
Level
Introductory
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
30
Description
This introductory workshop examines how men may view and utilize therapy and discuss how gender norms may impact female therapist/male client dyads. Through role-playing, video clips, case studies, and didactic presentation, participants explore a variety of male-friendly therapeutic interventions. Challenges female therapists may face are addressed, including handling negative counter-transference and dealing with aggressive, sexist, narcissistic, sexualizing, or emotionally restricted men. Special attention will be paid to the role that shame may play in men's lives and setting healthy boundaries with male clients.
Learning Objectives
1. Describe how gender roles for men and women may impact the female therapist/male client dyad.
2. List therapy interventions and techniques that may work well with men.
3. Summarize ways in which female clinicians can establish a positive therapeutic alliance with men.
4. List therapy interventions and techniques that may work well with men.
5. Identify common challenges women therapists face in counseling men and suggest solutions.
Instructor(s)
Holly B. Sweet, PhD, Independent Practice, Brookline, Mass.; Terri Morse, MA, Essex County Mental Health Services, Elizabethtown, N.Y.
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410