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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
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Official Response to the Hoffman Report

  The release of the Hoffman Report sparked great concern, confusion, regret, and anger among the members and leaders of Division 51 (Society of the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity). Like our co
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Yes, Men’s Studies.

Dr. Andrew Smiler explains why Men’s Studies programs are necessary and how they would compliment existing Gender and Sexuality Studies programs. A few weeks ago, the New York Times asked “A Master’
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What Does American Culture Say about Fatherhood?: A Reflection

Dr. Mitchell Hicks reflects on the media presentations of fathers and finds them mostly lacking. Fatherhood has been on my mind a lot recently. This past month has brought us Father’s Day with the usual barra