Frederic E. Rabinowitz
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.
Aaron B. Rochlen and Frederic E. Rabinowitz
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.
The Secret Power of Middle Children: How Middleborns Can Harness Their Unexpected and Remarkable Abilities
Catherine A. Salmon and Katrin Schumann
Middle children are underachievers, overshadowed and overlooked, right? Wrong.
Combining research in evolutionary biology, psychology and sociology with real-life stories, psychologist Catherine Salmon, Ph.D., and journalist Katrin Schumann reveal what it really means to grow up in between, including how:
• Middles receive less financial and emotional support from their parents, but become remarkably successful and innovative adults
• Middles can be stubbornly independent as teens, but are extraordinary team players later in life
• Middles are often seen as outcasts, but are actually far less likely to get divorced or be in therapy than their siblings.
With surprising insights into how our birth order affects us, as well as constructive advice on how to maximize advantages and overcome drawbacks, The Secret Power of Middle Children shows middleborns at any age (and their parents) how to use what seems to be a disadvantage as a strategy for personal and professional success.
Catherine A. Salmon and Todd K. Shackelford
Relationships with family are important to our emotional health and can play a significant role in our social success. We need our families and yet frequently have a great difficulty understanding them. Hundreds of books have been published with the goal of improving understanding and relationships among family and relationships; few, if any, have done so with an evolutionary approach.
The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Family Psychology focuses on the reasons underlying family behavior and how a greater understanding of these factors can help us to better understand our own family behaviors. Recognizing that a deeper understanding of human families can be found through an understanding of similar phenomena in other species, the volume demonstrates how an understanding of family ties can inform understanding of our relationships to non-kin.