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Healing the Male Psyche

Therapy as Initiation, 1st Edition

By John Rowan


296 pages

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pub: 1996-12-12
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John Rowan argues that if men are to escape from their old roles and the new pressures of social uncertainty they need to be initiated into a new kind of masculinity, but that this process must be personal to each man. He explores how therapy can help or hinder the process of transformation. Written for men who are looking for a new way of understanding their predicament as well as psychotherapists and counsellors working with men, Healing the Male Psyche is packed with useful information and exercises and supported by a wide range of references.


'Enthralling…this is a well researched and considered text, which should be read by all practitioners who have an interest in gender relations, sexual identity, and emotional and psychological health.' - Mental Health Care

'I have read a lot of books about gender, therapy and society but nothing equal to the intellectual, imaginative and humane scope of Rowan's comprehensive work … a superb resource for therapists.' - Andrew Samuels

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health