There is no shortage of literature about working with men in counseling and psychotherapy, but almost none of it addresses the unique issues that a female clinician can face with a male client. These women do not have a basis for a complete understanding of the impact our society’s ideas about gender can have on a man, his masculinity, and his feelings toward talk therapy, in part because they are not men themselves. The contributors to this book, all female clinicians who have worked extensively with men, have set out to provide their female peers with a guide for therapeutically engaging and helping men. Chapters explore how each author became involved in men’s issues, case studies and examples from her own practice that illustrate her approach, and her own assessment of what works best with male clients. Topics considered include core treatment issues, such as transference and counter-transference, beginning and ending therapy with men, and ethical dilemmas; working in different therapy modalities; and doing therapy with diverse populations of men. The book concludes with an edited transcript of a discussion amongst the authors about their personal experiences working with male clients. This will be an important book for all female therapists who work with male clients and are looking for ways to better understand and tailor their approaches to meet the needs of men in therapy.

part |87 pages

Core Treatment Issues

chapter |16 pages

Women Working With Men

Challenges and Opportunities
ByHolly Barlow Sweet

chapter |23 pages

Starting and Ending Psychotherapy With Men

ByJune Martin

chapter |24 pages

Gender Matters—Transference, Countertransference, and Men

A Psychodynamic/ Psychoanalytic Perspective
ByJudith Felton Logue

chapter |21 pages

Ethical Considerations in Working With Men

ByMelba J. T. Vasquez

part |57 pages

Different Modalities of Treatment

chapter |11 pages

Couples Counseling

ByRoberta L. Nutt

chapter |21 pages

Practicing Gender-Aware Therapy

A New Clinician's Perspective
ByTerri Morse

chapter |21 pages

Coaching Men

ByCarolyn Steigmeier

part |120 pages

Working With Different Populations of Ment

chapter |22 pages

Working With Men in the Minority

Multiple Identities, Multiple Selves
ByCynthia de Las Fuentes

chapter |25 pages

Counseling Depressed Men

Making Darkness Visible
ByHolly Barlow Sweet

chapter |17 pages

Strength-Based Psychotherapy With Fathers

ByDora Chase Oren

chapter |20 pages

Understanding Men's Issues

Assessing and Treating Men Who Are Abusive
ByMichèle Harway

chapter |17 pages

Working With Traditional Men in the Military

Dealing With Trauma
ByJeri Newlin

chapter |14 pages

Psychotherapy With Older Men

ByKaren M. Wilbur

part |14 pages

Sharing Our Experiences

chapter |12 pages

Women's Voices Together

ByHolly Barlow Sweet