Patrick Dougherty • Friday Afternoon
These days, much is being written about men’s loss of dominance in the workplace, increasing irrelevance in childrearing, and difficulty in sustaining intimate connections. More than ever, they’re coming to us to find a new way to be in their lives and relationships. This workshop presents a new, dynamic, relational approach with men by bringing more of our whole being—moment to moment—into the therapeutic relationship. You’ll learn specific techniques for becoming more attuned to how much your face, voice, and body reveal an open-hearted willingness to radically and intimately engage your male clients. We’ll look at the issues of how to share personal and human responses with your clients, while respecting boundaries and maintaining a keen awareness of your own triggers and countertransference. By the end of the session, you’ll have a new understanding of how to use yourself more effectively as an instrument of change in these men’s lives.
Patrick Dougherty, M.A., L.P., a licensed clinical psychologist for over 30 years, has been working with men’s issues for the past 25 years. He’s the author of Qigong in Psychotherapy and A Whole-Hearted Embrace.