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By Matt Englar-Carlson, Marcheta P. Evans, Thelma Duffey

Concentrating on the original possibilities and demanding situations associated
with counseling males, this ebook examines numerous critical
issues referring to the psychology of fellows and masculinity and
presents winning, evidence-based suggestions for treatment.
Nationally famous students and clinicians with services in
treating males express the way to holiday down obstacles to connecting
with male consumers and provides them the assistance they need.

After an introductory primer on counseling males, half One
focuses on treating males in counseling, team work,
and profession counseling, in addition to counseling males approximately their healthiness. half explores the
intersections of identification for sexual minority males, older males, and fathers, and discusses
spiritual paintings with males in lifestyles transitions. half 3 addresses the troubles of fellows in the
military, prevention of sexual violence, and treating males with addictions and trauma-related
issues. half 4 presents the categorical medical frames of girl counselors utilizing relational
cultural idea with males, and utilizing motivational and masculine-sensitive treatment with men.
Examples and vignettes are interspersed during the textual content supplying medical relevance,
and reflective questions inside of each one bankruptcy inspire readers to discover their very own biases
and principles approximately operating with males

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Xxxvi About the Contributors Allen Appiah-Boateng, MA, MSc, is a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Michael Brooks, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Services at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Joseph M. Cervantes, PhD, ABPP, is a professor in the Department of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton. Will Courtenay, PhD, LCSW, is in private practice in Oakland, California.

For most leading causes of death in the United States and in every age group, boys and men have higher death rates than girls and women (see Courtenay, 2011). Despite having greater socioeconomic advantages than women, in every ethnic group the age-adjusted death rate is higher for men than women (Hoyart & Xu, 2012). 7% of adult men in the United States suffer from depression every year, yet women are almost twice as likely to report a major depressive episode (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2012).

Traditional masculinity (also referred to as hegemonic masculinity) highly influences what members of a culture take to be normative and represents what is exalted at that time (Connell & Messerschmidt, 2005). Hegemonic masculinities are at the top of the gender hierarchy and exist in relation to subordinated gender constructs. Traditional constructions of hegemonic masculinities include risk taking, self-discipline, physical toughness and/or muscular development, aggression, violence, emotional control, and overt heterosexual desire (Hinojosa, 2010).

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