Deepening Psychotherapy With Men

Pages: 215
Item #: 431783A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-833-1
List Price: $29.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $21.95
Copyright: 2002
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

Deepening Psychotherapy With Men is a rich source of theoretical and clinical guidance for helping male clients look inward to resolve the core conflicts in their lives. The conflict areas most common for men include ambivalence about dependence in close relationships, prohibitions against feeling sadness, gender-role demands that conflict with emotional needs, and the common masculine aversion to "being" as opposed to "doing." This book includes methods and techniques for working through these four conflicts and deepening therapy in both individual and group settings.

Rabinowitz and Cochran integrate knowledge of male gender role socialization with psychodynamic, existential, and experiential theories to create an effective approach to therapy that balances the impact of male culture with each client's individual psychological history. The methods and interventions offered in this book will reconnect distracted, anxious, violent, and frozen men to emotional places they have long forgotten. The authors provide an abundance of case dialogues illustrating these techniques in practice.

Table of Contents




  1. Understanding the Problems Men Bring to Psychotherapy
  2. Theoretical Foundations for Deepening Psychotherapy With Men
  3. Practice-Oriented Foundations of Deepening Psychotherapy With Men
  4. Early Phases of Deepening Psychotherapy with Men
  5. Entering the Working Phase of Deepening Psychotherapy With Men
  6. Working Phase Through Termination of Deepening Psychotherapy With Men
  7. Deepening Group Psychotherapy for Men
  8. A Question and Answer Session With the Authors: Some Final Words


Author Index

Subject Index

About the Authors

Author Bios

Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD, is a full professor of psychology at the University of Redlands in California. He received his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri–Columbia in 1984. He has written and cowritten journal articles and book chapters on the topic of men and psychotherapy and has presented at national conferences on this topic. Dr. Rabinowitz has coauthored two books with Sam Cochran: Man Alive: A Primer of Men's Issues and Men and Depression: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives. He has received the Outstanding Teaching Award and Professor of the Year award at the University of Redlands.

Dr. Rabinowitz has served several years as the Psychology Department chair and has also been the clinical director of the local community mental health center in Redlands. His private psychotherapy practice is primarily focused on work with men. He founded and has been coleader of an ongoing men's therapy group in Redlands since 1987.

Sam V. Cochran, PhD, is director of the University Counseling Service and clinical professor at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He received his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri in 1983. Since that time, Dr. Cochran has worked with men in therapy, written about men's issues, and researched depression in men. He has coauthored two books with Fredric Rabinowitz: Men and Depression: Clinical and Empirical Perspectives and Man Alive: A Primer of Men's Issues. In addition to these two books, Dr. Cochran has published several papers and book chapters on assessing and treating depression in men and on psychotherapy with men. In 2000 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (APA Division 51). He is a Fellow of the APA and is currently president-elect of Division 51. Dr. Cochran lives with his family in Iowa City.

Reviews & Awards

Offering a meaningful thesis based on theory, research, and practical application, Rabinowitz and Cochran have written a decisive book that identifies issues relating to dependence, independence, cultural values, and structure of self.
—CHOICE Magazine