From Boyz II Men: The Perils of Growing up Male

From Boyz II Men: The Perils of Growing up Male

$135.00$160.00

Co-Sponsored by the Men’s Center for Growth and Change

Thursday, October 25, 2018

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Council for Relationships – University City

4025 Chestnut Street First Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

5 APA and AASECT* CE Credits Available 

 

Workshop Description

This workshop focuses on the challenges that male socialization can pose to boys’ self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-concept. Not surprisingly, that same socialization may lead to defenses that can be truly challenging in therapy, and especially in a therapeutic process aimed at increasing self-awareness and self-acceptance.

The goal of this workshop is to teach effective skills and strategies for working with boys and men in counseling and therapeutic settings. Participants will gain insight about the biological, social and psychological aspects of “male-ness” learned in boyhood that relate to problems and challenges in men’s lives, and in men’s therapy. A key focus of the workshop is on strategies for working therapeutically with boys and men, from the initial stage of engaging, to helping them work through what often looks either like resistance to the therapeutic process, or hopelessness that change is possible.

Workshop Level – Advanced

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify five key developmental stages and associated qualities within the male experience that may impede the therapeutic process
  2. Recognize patterned thinking and reactions by male clients that indicate resistance to the therapeutic process
  3. Apply specific verbal and non-verbal communication skills to use with male clients that will invite active engagement and participation in therapy
  4. Identify therapeutic techniques which will engage males using the therapeutic process
  5. Apply insights about male-ness to ways of coaching male clients into realizing their own therapeutic goals
  6. Asses how both male socialization and the therapeutic process may be impacted by race, ethnicity, age, class and sexual/gender orientation, as well as the multiple ways that exist for expressing masculinity

References for this workshop can be found here. 

About the Presenter

Robert Heasley, PhD, LMFT

Robert Heasley, PhD, LMFT is a psychotherapist with offices in Philadelphia and Swarthmore, PA. He is Co-Director of the Men’s Center for Growth and Change. Robert specializes in individual and relationship therapy, infidelity, sexuality, and a range of men’s issues, including sexual anxiety and compulsivity, fathering, intimacy and relationships.  His publications include articles on breaking out of the box of traditional masculinity, raising boys, and queering the meaning of male heterosexuality. He is co-editor of Sexual Lives: Theories and Narratives of Human Sexualities.

Robert is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and adjunct professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University where he teaches a course on men and masculinities. He is a former president of the American Men’s Studies Association and has conducted training for teachers, counselors and therapists throughout the U.S. His work has been referenced in such diverse publications as the Reader’s Digest and the New York Times, as well as having appeared on National Public Radio programs addressing issues related to the lives and challenges of boys and men.

 

Workshop Details

Thursday, October 25, 2018

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Council for Relationships – University City

4025 Chestnut Street First Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

5 APA and AASECT* CE Credits Available

Council for Relationships is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Council for Relationships maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

* This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information about certification, please contact info@aasect.org.

If you wish to receive AASECT credit for this workshop, please be sure to choose the ticket that covers the price of the certificate ($25). 

Council for Relationships staff and current students: visit your password-protected page for information regarding staff and student rates. Please contact Tiffani Smoot, Academic Administrator for alumni rate and questions.

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Event Details

Start date: October 25, 2018

End date: October 25, 2018

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 03:00 p.m.

Venue: Council for Relationships University City, 4025 Chestnut Street First Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Phone: (215)382-6680x3236