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A New Approach for Psychotherapy with Men

  • 09 Jun 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Participants will receive 3 CE credits.
  • This webinar is discounted for DCPA students. Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Registrants will receive 3 continuing education credits.
  • Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.


Learning Objectives

1. Describe the empirical research supporting developing understandings of the psychology of men.
2. Implement new strategies for engaging men in therapeutic treatment
3. Implement new strategies for reducing therapeutic resistance in men in psychotherapy.
4. Implement innovative approaches to working with men and couples in psychotherapy.


Men are not doing well; physically, financially, and emotionally. Being male is now the single largest
demographic factor for early death. Accordingly, there is a resurgence of interest in studying men and
masculinity in our field as an essential aspect of multicultural competence. To this point, the psychology
of men has not been well developed in our field, which limits our effectiveness in engaging men in
treatment and providing effective clinical interventions for men and their intimate partners. This
presentation works to develop new understandings of the psychology of men and how those new
understandings can be applied to clinical work with men and their intimate partners.

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Selected References *
Application for Continuing Education Sponsorship


Avrum G. Weiss, PhD is a consultant psychologist for Jewish Family and Career Services and Islands Community Medical Center in addition to operating his private practice. Dr. Weiss has extensive teaching experience at Georgia State University, Pine River Psychotherapy Training Institute, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, West Georgia College, and Seattle University. His work on gender sensitivity in psychotherapy for men is featured in numerous publications.

Presenter agrees to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of the presentation

Disclaimer: The District of Colombia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. DCPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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