This book offers a conceptual framework for working with men—the Deepening framework—along with practical guidance for conducting group therapy with men.
In Deepening group psychotherapy, men discover their hopes, fears, losses, frustrations, and traumas, aided by a clinician who uses attentiveness to language and the therapeutic relationship to engage and intervene. Traditional therapy, with its emphasis on vulnerable face-to-face sharing, presents challenges for men socialized to keep their emotional lives private. This book helps clinicians find ways to break down the barriers that keep many men from seeking help, and shows them how to explore men’s inner psychological workings.
Through detailed therapy dialogues that illustrate moment-to-moment and session-to-session interventions, readers will learn how to connect with men in group settings around issues such as relationships, fear of being dependent on others, grief and loss, sexual identity, pain, illness, and addiction.
About the Author:
Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Redlands in California, where he has taught since 1984. He is also in private practice in Redlands, CA. Dr. Rabinowitz has co-authored many books and journal articles, including Man Alive: A Primer of Men's Issues and Counseling Men in Groups. He has also won numerous awards for his contributions to the field and is the former President of the APA's Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (APA Division 51). Dr. Rabinowitz lives in Redlands, California. Visit https://www.redlands.edu/study/schools-and-centers/college-of-arts-and-sciences/undergraduate-studies/psychology/meet-our-faculty/fredric-rabinowitz/.