Tag: Men

Understanding the Significance to Male Clients

Shame is an emotion that isn’t healthy. Unlike guilt–which causes remorse for something you did wrong–shame can cause someone to feel as though they are defective as a human being. David Wexler, author of Men in Therapy: New Approaches for Effective Treatment, discusses how the experience and perception of shame affects male clients.

In this brief video clip, David explains why shame in the consulting room is so dangerous for both the client and therapist. Read more

Pat Love on rethinking the “empathy gap” in light of the latest science

Have you ever wondered if some men in your practice are simply unable to listen, connect, and empathize with their partners?

According to Pat Love, it’s more likely that our definition of empathy is just too narrow. The latest research in brain and gender science reveals the many ways men and women experience many aspects of relationship differently. Read more

A Relational Approach to Helping Male Clients

According to Patrick Dougherty, the biggest problem men have in psychotherapy isn’t that intimacy and the language of emotion is such foreign territory, but that therapists expect so little of them. In this clip from our Webcast series, A New Blueprint for Engaging Men in Therapy: Six Key Skills You Need to Master Now, Patrick explains what he means and demonstrates how raising the bar for male clients expands their capacity for relationship and intimacy. Read more

Esther Perel on using language that reflects sexuality as an integrated part of life

A man’s sexuality informs everything he does—how he approaches his work and recreation, meets or avoids challenges, relates to others, and how he feels about himself. Read more

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