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Counseling Latino Men: Not All Are Created Equal

Dr. Lizette Ojeda discusses her experiences counseling Latino men. When you think of Latino men, what do you think of? Do machismo, substance abuse, and violence come to mind? While these are some of the common
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Self-Generated Initiation in the Clinical Hour

Dan Quinn discusses the similarities between traditional initiation rites and the therapeutic process as part of a special section Throughout the world, as far back as our history can reach, village shamans an
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The Unique Roles and Treatment Needs of Military Medics and Corpsmen

Dr. Matthew Jakupcak discusses the ways masculine norms vary among a subgroup of military service members and the implications for therapy. Masculinity is a multidimensional construct and men vary considerably
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Culturally Competent Care for Male Veterans

Dr. Duncan Shields discusses the importance of providing of culturally competent care for male Veterans. The foundation for effective work with Veterans who identify with restrictive masculine norms, as with w
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Man to My Therapist: Things Men Say in Therapy

Todd Fisher lists some of the things he hears regularly from his male clients. “There are some important things you need to know… “ “I really don’t want to be here. I would rather be doing anything el
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When a Men’s Group Cracks: Beneficial Divergent Spontaneity in Group Leadership

Dr. Dan Quinn discusses the benefits of those times when a therapist does something that surprises himself and his clients. “Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s whe
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A Reflection on Men’s Groups

Dr. Mark Stevens sums up the experience of being in a men’s group. No Ties. No Tables. No Titles. Inner Worlds Glow, Courage and Tears Flow, Feeding the roots, branches and flowers of masculinity. Special
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Why don’t men seek therapy? Masculinity.

Dr. Christopher Kilmartin describes ways in which typical male socialization prevents men from seeking the help they need. Scene one: an 8 year old child comes home from school and says, “The other kids are p
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How to Help Men Feel Good about Couples Therapy

Drs. David Shepard and Michele Harway identify 5 strategies designed to help men feel comfortable in couples therapy. Couples therapy is the treatment of choice for distressed couples, but success rates are les
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Reflections on the 9-11 Firehouse Project

Dr. Warren Spielberg discusses death, grief, mourning, and coping among firefighters who responded to the WTC attack on September 11, 2001. This paper describes my year as a consulting psychologist attached to