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Respond positively, specifically and substantially with a minimum of 200 words. No paraphrasing. Demonstrate effectively developed paragraphs Show evidence of active engagement in the discussion (e.g., asking questions, answering questions posed by peers, and making further connections to course readings) Advance the discussion Demonstrate active engagement in the discussion and familiarity with the unit concepts Go beyond agreement or praise.
I chose to do my discussion on gender, specifically men. According to Silver (2018), Not all men endorse traditional masculine norms and have the concomitant impediments and barriers to therapy discussed below, but all men have had to contend with these norms, often beginning in childhood. Although men are the minority of psychotherapy clients, they are disproportionately represented among people who abuse substances, perpetrate violence (including sexual violence), and die by suicide, as well as those who are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and antisocial personality disorder (p.95). These are some of the issues that psychotherapists may have and be concerned with, having sensitive issues to keep in mind, when giving therapy to this particular gender group. Depending on who your client is knowing the variance in the dominance and self-reliant nature of men and the norms of such a gender, keeping in mind the inherent discrepancy of the masculinity in men a therapist may continue to treat them with different areas on their approach for treatment. According to Silver (2018), the psychology of men and masculinities highlights the ways in which men construct distinctive forms of masculinity because of their relationships with more than one social group (e.g., Black men are oppressed as racial minorities but they also have distinct privileges as men). The positions men occupy within other power structures can exacerbate or mitigate GRS. GRS may be especially severe in poor, minority (e.g., ethnic/racial, sexual) men, whose access to the opportunity structure is impeded or blocked (p.96). This goes to the fact of the wide array of social structures, norms, ethnic groups, religions, races, gay, and ages, of the men that receive psychotherapy. Being studied in these areas and their implications on the disorders men may have and the way they view themselves and their power struggles can give a therapist a great advantage in treating and caring for such clients. According to Silver (2108), An important impediment some men face in therapy is that they may be so out of touch with their emotions that they do not realize that they are, for example, depressed, anxious, or scared. The term normative male alexithymia (NMA; i.e., “without words for emotions”) is a label for this phenomenon, whereby men do not have the vocabulary or consciousness to describe how they are feeling (Levant, 1992). NMA is a result of socialization, as many boys learn from their parents and from other children that they are not supposed to express vulnerability or caring (p.98). This can be a great barrier to the alleviation of symptoms a man may be having, as the limit to how they can word and express their emotions is blocked by the masculinity they have and have shown most of their lives. Overcoming this barrier and offering exercises and handouts to give a man the understanding of what they may be feeling or going through can alleviate a dilemma or symptoms of a disorder they may be going through. Men for all they are credited for and shown to be can have more than a few psychological disorders and many times live their lives without addressing them. Knowing their culture and social norms, depending on where they originate from and what culture they adhere to, as well as their race and ethnic group, can give a therapist a heads up on the way they should approach their therapeutic overview on how to treat them and the way to help them so that they are not as bruised when receiving therapy. In accordance to their norms and social constructs, different approaches should be used, always keeping in mind that they too may have trauma, and perhaps have people counting on them.
Silver, Kristin E., What Does the Psychology of Men and Masculinities Offer the Practitioner? Practical Guidance for the Feminist, Culturally Sensitive Treatment of Traditional Men. (2018) American Psychological Association.
Respond positively, specifically and substantially with a minimum of 200 words. No paraphrasing. Demonstrate effectively developed paragraphs Show evidence of active engagement in the discussion (e.g.