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Anxiety, Sexuality, And Fitting in Nowhere: Case Report

Dr. Mitchell Hicks presents a case conceptualization of a  Latino client  presenting with anxiety. In the present article, I present an example of my work with a Latino male whom I will call “Miguel.” Sin
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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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Life as a Mexican Man: Conceptions of Masculinity

  Dr. Lizette Ojeda discusses findings from interviews with Mexican men on their conceptions of masculinity. My interest in understanding Mexican masculinity was due in part by not understanding the men in
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Boys to Men: African Male Initiation Rites into Manhood

  Dr. Martin Wong discusses the components and functions of male initiation rites in Africa as part of a special section In the classic mythical male coming of age tale, Parsifal leaves his mother behind
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Male initiation rites: Introduction to a Special Focus Section

What does it mean to be recognized as a man? Dr. Martin Wong raises important questions about male initiation rites. What makes me a man? It wasn’t until I was about forty- two years old that I finally figure
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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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Initiation in Modern (or Post-Modern) Life

Edvard Munch “The Scream” 1893 Dr. Ed Tejirian ponders what needs male initiation rituals might fill in 21st Century America as part of a special section Reflecting on my years of doing psychothera
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In Defense of Fatherhood

Dr. Mitchell Hicks challenges modern myths related to fatherhood.  During a recent shopping excursion, I accompanied my wife as she browsed in a maternity store. In reality, I was letting her shop while I ma
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Dying Not to Stand Out: Asian Americans Dying Unnecessarily

Dr. Gordon Hall examines the way stereotypes may interfere with preventative health measures and proposes improvements.  The leading cause of death for men in the U.S. is heart disease. But for Asian America
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Social Isolation and Cultural Change

Dr. Mitchell Hicks examines cultural changes related to feminism and technology that have led to higher rates of social isolation. In the June 23rd edition of the New York Times, a headline proclaimed that a ne