Taking on the largely unnamed complexities of the #MeToo movement for men, this issue explores how therapists can help men respond to women’s experiences in healthy ways, rather than going silent, stewing in guilt, feeling helpless, or loudly protesting their own innocence.
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Opening Conversations with Men in the Wake of #MeToo
Most men publicly support #MeToo, but privately—very privately, often too privately even to share with their intimate partners—some are disoriented and wrestling with questions about the changing norms that shape their relationships with women. Meanwhile, therapists are examining how to bring issues raised by this movement more directly into their clinical approaches.
Navigating Life’s Final Stages
As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We require fresh visions and new paradigms for framing our experiences. What worked yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow.
Doing Vulnerability: The Art of Helping Men Open Up
Helping emotionally closed-off men embrace vulnerability without getting lost in shame requires not only empathy but good timing.
Mad as Hell: The End of the Era of Male Entitlement
The era of unchallenged male entitlement has come to an end, and many men are mad as hell. A new book provides context to help us deal with this anger in the consulting room.
7 Questions to Ask When Therapy is Stuck
When therapy goes wrong, it’s typically because we’ve entered our clients’ trance, joining them in their myopic misery. Once there, our job is to break the spell, broaden the vision, and open ourselves to possibilities outside the tunnel.
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How to Heal the Angry Brain: Mad Men
Men with anger problems are generally highly reluctant clients who come to our offices only because they’ve gotten “the ultimatum” from their wives, girlfriends, or bosses. Fortunately, understanding the angry brain can help build their motivation for change.
Using Men’s Groups to Enhance Couples Therapy: Men Helping Men
For men who still consider entering couples therapy a stroll into a lion’s den of shame, humiliation and failure, a men’s groups can be both a crucial source of support and a kick in the pants.
Whatever Became of Feminism?: Harriet Lerner on the Legacy of the Women's Movement
Whatever happened to feminism? Psychologist and bestselling author Harriet Lerner offers some perspective.
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