APA's Div. 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity) invites psychologists to attend its 14th annual Men's Retreat this winter. The one-day retreat, which is usually held in conjunction with its midwinter board meeting, attracts between 25 and 30 men each year who meet to discuss the psychology of men and masculinity in the context of their own lives.
"It's a really unusual group meeting," says APA President and longtime retreat participant Ronald F. Levant, EdD, "because the interactions are very intense and we talk about things that really matter in our lives, which is very unusual for men to do."
Participants are mainly psychologists, although some others--including male spouses of psychologists--also attend, according to organizer and co-founder Gary Brooks, PhD, of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
"Many of us are scholars and clinicians in the psychology of men, so we talk about how our lives relate to the knowledge we've been generating," Levant says.
The organizers have not yet decided on an exact date and location for this year's retreat, but the information will be available on the Div. 51 Web site at APA div. 51. Those interested can also e-mail Brooks.