Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Men--Counseling of; Sex role--Psychological aspects;
This manuscript provides a therapeutic group model to address gender role conflict in males based on a narrative approach. The use of story telling and metaphor are central to the process because they are reflective of how men tend to communicate. This approach reflects a shift away from traditional counseling approach often seen as the antithesis of a masculine ideology. This process provides group members the opportunities to co-create and re-author socially constructed stories of masculinity and maleness that have taught males to abuse and neglect their bodies while at the same time not seek help. Unique to this model is the effort to provide empirically based outcome data on the effectiveness of the group.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2005 Dennis K. Smithe
Smithe, Dennis K., "A narrative group model to reduce gender role conflict in adult males" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1547.