205, 305 – The Crisis in Masculinity

How to Engage, Understand, and Transform Male Clients              
Terry Real

Parts 1 & 2

At no other time in history have men been so awash in mixed cultural messages and in such a state of transition, confusion, reactivity, and trouble. Despite being basically good hearted, many men continue to make a hash of their relationships. We therapists can help, but not before rethinking some of the sacred cows of therapeutic practice. Men need action and leadership from us, challenging them while still loving the little boy inside them and offering guidance and tools to their inner grown-up. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to:

  • Enlist your client’s “functional adult” into an alliance with you
  • Use judicious self-disclosure to help diminish shame while confronting men’s difficult behaviors and traits
  • Link an understanding of the current resurgence of patriarchy to an invitation to move beyond it and reclaim passionate connections to self and others
  • Invite male clients to a therapeutically meaningful deconstruction and reconfiguration of what it means to be “a man”

Continued with workshop 305


Terry Real, PhD, LICSW, is the author of the bestselling I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, and has been featured on numerous national news programs. He’s the founder of The Relational Life Institute, where he does therapist trainings and workshops for couples.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Terry Real is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Terry Real has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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