New Psychotherapy for Men / Edition 1

New Psychotherapy for Men / Edition 1

by William S. Pollack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471177725

ISBN-13: 9780471177722

Pub. Date: 08/10/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Slowly, the truth emerges. In a society in which men are expected to be strong, independent,aggressive,and impervious to emotional stress, boys are nine times more likely than girls to suffer from hyperactivity, young men are five times more likely to commit suicide than young women, and men have far higher rates of substance abuse and antisocial personality

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Slowly, the truth emerges. In a society in which men are expected to be strong, independent,aggressive,and impervious to emotional stress, boys are nine times more likely than girls to suffer from hyperactivity, young men are five times more likely to commit suicide than young women, and men have far higher rates of substance abuse and antisocial personality disorder than women. Clearly, many men are in need of psychological treatment and psychotherapy. Ironically, however, the very qualities that are responsible for many of their emotional and behavioral difficulties make it much more difficult for men to admit they have problems, seek professional help,or have faith in the efficacy of treatment. In New Psychotherapy for Men, leading figures in the field of men’s psychology explore the psychological sources of men’s emotional difficulties and offer specific techniques to help therapists overcome men’s resistance to therapy. With the help of full-length case studies, they trace the sources of emotional and psychological disturbances in men and present new models for assessing and treating men’s unique emotional difficulties. This book illuminates the unhealthy aspects of masculinity through the lens of gender role strain, creating state-of-the-art, gender-specific treatments for men. Major issues addressed in New Psychotherapy for Men include:

  • Reluctant men in couples therapy
  • Group therapy for traditional men
  • Gender role strain in the family system
  • Recognizing and treating depression in men
  • Men’s shame and trauma in therapy
  • Gender role strain as a factor in male impotence
  • Treating male violence
  • Helping men find a voice for their feelings
  • Adapting psychodynamic therapy for men

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471177722
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/10/1998
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

TREATMENT MODALITIES.

The Trauma of Oedipus: Toward a New Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Men (W. Pollack).

Desperately Seeking Language: Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Normative Male Alexithymia (R. Levant).

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Men (T. Mooney).

Group Therapy for Traditional Men (G. Brooks).

Reluctant Men in Couples Therapy: Corralling the Marlboro Man (J. Shay & C. Maltas).

Men in the Family: A Family System's Approach to Treating Men (R. Lazur).

ENDURING PROBLEMS, NEW SOLUTIONS.

Mourning, Melancholia, and Masculinity: Recognizing and Treating Depression in Men (W. Pollack).

Men's Shame and Trauma in Therapy (S. Krugman).

Gender Role Stress and Male Erectile Disorder (L. Morris).

Confronting AND Treating Empathic Disconnection in Violent Men (D. Lisak).

BROADENING THE SPECTRUM.

Treating Anger in African American Men (A. Franklin).

Being Gay and Being Male: Psychotherapy with Gay and Bisexual Men (S. Schwartzberg & L. Rosenberg).

When Women Treat Men: Female Therapists/Male Patients (M. Potash).

Index.

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