January 29, 2021
Toxic masculinity describes the outcome of the impact of limited, outdated views on male socialization and modeled, traditional behavior in society. Current theory suggests that there are masculinities that describe a healthier view on male attitude, thought, and behavior. The presenter will look clinically at the impact toxic masculinity has had on males as sons, fathers, husbands, men in society, and those they then impact. What is the role of the clinician working with males directly in therapy or indirectly with those they impact? Interactive techniques for learning will be used to engage attendees in discussion about potential best practices for therapy, based on Guidelines offered by the APA on “Psychological Practice with Boys and Men” (2018), other topic-related resources, and the clinical experience of those present in the session.