Title of Presentation Proposal

College Men in Therapy: Exploring the Dynamics and Differences of Working with Traditional College Male Students at University Counseling Centers

Presentation Type

Round Table

Abstract

Our round table discussion will provide a forum to discuss how counselors in training or counselors working in university counseling centers work with traditional college-aged male clients. Because of the fewer number of male clients in university counseling centers and limited training opportunities, counseling psychologists in-training may lack experience engaging therapeutically with college-aged men. Throughout their training, the authors have realized that counseling men is a different experience for the counselor as compared to counseling women. The authors believe further discourse would be helpful in understanding the differences in initial assessment, therapeutic approach, boundary setting, and methods of building rapport when engaging college-aged men in therapy.

Start Date

4-12-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2013 2:50 PM

Location

Room 3505

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College Men in Therapy: Exploring the Dynamics and Differences of Working with Traditional College Male Students at University Counseling Centers

Room 3505

Our round table discussion will provide a forum to discuss how counselors in training or counselors working in university counseling centers work with traditional college-aged male clients. Because of the fewer number of male clients in university counseling centers and limited training opportunities, counseling psychologists in-training may lack experience engaging therapeutically with college-aged men. Throughout their training, the authors have realized that counseling men is a different experience for the counselor as compared to counseling women. The authors believe further discourse would be helpful in understanding the differences in initial assessment, therapeutic approach, boundary setting, and methods of building rapport when engaging college-aged men in therapy.