NP0020 Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know

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Defusing Male Shame


Understanding the Significance to Male Clients

In our upcoming streaming-video webcast series, "Men In Therapy", David Wexler discusses how the experience and perception of shame affects male clients.

This clip is a quick look at how to develop an inviting therapeutic relationship with male clients based on straightforward guidance.

David Wexler is the Executive Director of the Relationship Training Institute. He’s the author of five books, including Men in Therapy: New Approaches for Effective Treatment and When Good Men Behave Badly.

Engaging Men In Therapy:
Everything Clinicians Need to Know

Starts Tuesday, June 5th

Click here for full course details.

05.17.2012   Posted In: NP0020 Men in Therapy: What Clinicians Need to Know   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • Not available avatar Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LCSW 05.18.2012 11:09
    Michael Lewis defines Shame as "the Self telling the Self that the Self is not worthy." I have integrated Shame as a major focus in my work with the unemployed and chronically ill, and developed workshops on Clinical and Jewish Responses to Shame.
    • Not available avatar Laurie 05.18.2012 13:19
      I'm curious about your distinction of Jewish shame. Can you say somethingore about that?
  • Not available avatar Penelope Williams, MA, LPC 05.18.2012 16:18
    In my years of psychotherapy practice I came to understand that shame is the by-product of secrecy. Whatever is kept hidden from others and self ultimately attracts feelings of wshame, like unswept corners of a room attract dust. The remedy is simply to "expose" these secrets by talking about them in a non-threatening environment such as therapy.
  • Not available avatar michael Harmon LCSW 05.22.2012 09:12
    I think we need to give credit where credit is due. John Bradshaw has been working with shame since the 1980's. He has written some great books on shame and I feel you should let your readers know about them. Bradshaw was one of the first to bring the effects of shame into the light.
  • Not available avatar Sejal Patel, PsyD. 06.03.2012 20:15
    It seems like traditional men experience a double edged sword in therapy in regards to shame -- they feel shame when they let their female partners down by struggling to be intimate and shame when they try to express feelings but go against a learned masculine norm of remaining stoic and inexpressive.
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