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Working With Difficult Men

Presented by Terry Real, LICSW 1 CE Hour

Workshop Description:
Join us as we look at treating difficult men who present themselves for therapy on their own or are brought in by their partners. We’ll explore common themes of trauma in many men’s lives, how best to handle men’s wounds therapeutically, and how trauma often translates into overt and covert depression – which in turn fuels many typically male issues of self-medication and either sexual or aggressive acting out. Special attention will be paid to treating grandiosity in men.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify the cultural context for individual trauma in men’s early lives.
2. Name the two differences between shame and grandiosity and how best to treat both.
3. Explain the two differences between overt and covert depression and how best to treat both.