1st Edition

Breaking Barriers in Counseling Men Insights and Innovations

Edited By Aaron B. Rochlen, Fredric E. Rabinowitz Copyright 2014
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    Breaking Barriers in Counseling Men is a unique collection of personal and engaging contributions from nationally recognized scholars and clinicians with expertise in treating men. The editors have selected men’s clinicians who address areas as diverse as sexual dysfunction, male bonding over sports, father-son relationships, and counseling men in the military. Featuring a mix of clinical tips, personal anecdotes, and theoretical reframing, this book takes clinicians invested in these issues to the next level, breaking down barriers to connecting with men and getting them the help that is so often needed.

    Series Editor’s Foreword Mark Kiselica  Acknowledgements  Introduction Aaron B. Rochlen  Contributors  Part I: Approaches: Working Therapeutically With Men in Ways That Connect Experience and Language  1. Pushing Haystacks and Cracking Steel Balls: Using Metaphor with Men Ryan A. McKelley  2. Using Humor and Story Telling in Men’s Work Chris Kilmartin  3. Approaching the Unapproachable: Therapist Self-Disclosure to De-Shame Clients David Wexler  4. Moving with Men and Their Passions: Lessons from Surfing Ryan F. Pittsinger and William Ming Liu  5. Going Deep: Using Sports to Engage Men Therapeutically Maneet Bhatia  Part II: Modalities: Working With Men Utilizing Unique Therapeutic Environments and Activities  6. Innovative Group Therapy with Men Fredric E. Rabinowitz  7. Adventure Therapy with Men David E. Scheinfeld and Sam J. Buser  8. Creating Experiential Weekend Retreats for Men Matt Englar-Carlson and Mark A. Stevens  9. Getting Wired: Connecting with Men Through Technology Ryon C. McDermott, Christopher R. Smith, and Jack Y. Tsan  10. Coaching Men: A Direct Approach to Intimacy and Sexuality Jim Benson  Part III: Populations: Intervening With Male Sub-Groups who Share Identities, Perspectives, and Experiences  11. A Holistic Approach to Counseling Military Men Jerry Novack and Scott Edwards  12. Working Outside the Box with Incarcerated Men Mark E. Olver and Therese Daniels  13. Making the Connection with Male Teenagers David Verhaagen  14. Navigating Multiple Identities with Gay and Bisexual Men of Color Kevin L. Nadal and David P. Rivera  15. Counseling Fathers: Opening the Door for Reflection and Growth Chen Z. Oren and Dora Chase Oren  Conclusion: Breaking Barriers: Expanding the Repertoire Fredric E. Rabinowitz  References  Index


    Aaron B. Rochlen, Fredric E. Rabinowitz

    "Clinicians who struggle connecting with their seemingly closed-off, resistant male clients will benefit from this excellent resource, which is chock-full of different ways to reach men."

    Ronald F. Levant, EdD, professor of psychology at the University of Akron and editor of Psychology of Men and Masculinity

    "Rochlen and Rabinowitz are creative clinicians, groundbreaking scholars, and compelling storytellers. With Breaking Barriers in Counseling Men, they have assembled a no less-talented team to produce a volume both wide in scope and packed with clinical wisdom. It is sure to be a classic in the increasingly important literature on working with men."

    Michael Addis, PhD, professor of psychology at Clark University and past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity

    "The authors provide a delightful and engaging compilation of ideas that help free mental health professionals and their practices to better serve their male clients."

    Glenn E. Good, dean and professor of the College of Education at the University of Florida and editor of The New Handbook of Psychotherapy and Counseling with Men

    "This engaging collection of strategies and insights bridges the ‘culture clash’ men often experience in counseling and offers clinicians a range of creative alternatives to traditional practice."

    Sam V. Cochran, PhD, director of the university counseling service at the University of Iowa