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Three Ways Modern Technology Increases the Likelihood of PTSD Among Veterans

Dr. Andrew Smiler says technological changes have eliminated the time American soldiers need to re-adjust to being home. Over the last decade or so, the American public’s appreciation for soldiers has general
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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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The Challenges of Therapy with Court-Mandated Veterans

Terri Morse describes the challenges she’s faced as a therapist in a diversion court program for Veterans. I work as a Mental Health Counselor at a community mental health agency in a rural county in northern
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Never Alone: Reaching and Supporting Male Veterans with PTSD

Some behaviors that help soldiers survive cause problems when they return to civilian life. Dr. Duncan Sheilds describes ways Veterans and civilians can create a better transition.   As Veterans and as cit
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Sports Talk Is Small Talk

Andrew P. Smiler, Ph.D., says talking sports keeps guys connected. Fall is a great time to be an American sports fan. Football is back. In a few weeks, the MLB playoffs will start with all the drama of the Worl
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Unmasking Masculinity: Helping Boys Become Connected Men (Video)

Dr. Ryan McKelley, licensed psychologist and associate professor of psychology, discusses how the emotional masks that some boys and men wear can negatively impact their physical and psychology health. The talk
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Amateur Night: A Bystander Intervention Training (Video)

A short video to introduce the ideas of bystander intervention regarding sexual assault. Amateur Night is a 12 minute Army training film written by Christian Murphy and (SPSMM Member) Christopher Kilmartin.  I
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Crimes Against Nature (video)

Dr. Chris Kilmartin, a professor of Psychology at the University of Mary Washington (UMW), presents his one-man show, Crimes Against Nature. This 80-minute solo performance piece that takes a humorous and compe
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The Masculinity of Pope Francis

Dr. Anthony Isacco examines the Pope’s beliefs and actions regarding masculinity.  Pope Francis is visiting the United States. I am excited for his visit and am eager to (hopefully) catch up with him du