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Working with Difficult Men

Where’s the Leverage for Change?

July/August 2019
The conflict between an older, more traditional view of masculinity and a newer, more progressive one is the underlying issue in many marriages today. Helping these couples means violating many of the fundamental principles in the traditional therapy playbook.
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Editor's Note

May/June 2018

May/June 2018
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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Silent and Confused

Opening Conversations with Men in the Wake of #MeToo

May/June 2018
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.

Bookmarks

Mad as Hell: The End of the Era of Male Entitlement

March/April 2014

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.

Clinician's Digest

September/October 2012
- Analysis for autism - Researchers' reliance on college students - New off-label PTSD medications - Is manhood in danger

Case Study

How to Heal the Angry Brain: Mad Men

September/October 2012
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.

Case Study

Using Men’s Groups to Enhance Couples Therapy: Men Helping Men

May/June 2012
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.

Shame-O-Phobia

Why Men Fear Therapy

May/June 2010
Shame is the least understood dimension of men's inner experience—by both men themselves and the people who live with them. This lack of understanding may be the key to why fewer than one-third of psychotherapy clients are male.
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Lions Without a Cause

Men's animal instincts don't fit the modern world

May/June 2010
Let's face it: love means something quite different to men and women. A look at other species of social mammals offers some remarkable insights into the biological underpinnings of this difference.

Women Treating Men

Therapy across the gender divide

May/June 2010
Gender shapes relationship from the very first moment therapist meets client, especially when the client is male and the therapist is female.
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