Men’s Group Therapy

Many boys and men are involved in same-sex groups, such as sports teams, school-based friendships, and certain male-dominated job specialties like engineering and construction. Rarely, however, do men seek out male-only therapeutic experiences. Culturally, asking for help from a therapist can be perceived as shameful because many men are taught to deal with problems on their own. Even more difficult is revealing that vulnerability in front of other men in a group situation. The most common route to group therapy for men is often as a result of a crisis involving loss, trauma, addiction, depression, or severe illness. Another typical pathway is when group therapy is mandated by the authorities or significant others because of destructive or inappropriate behavior such as domestic violence. Men with ...

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