Men and Therapy - Key Approaches to Working with Men
This webcast series explores a wide range of issues of concern to men and therapists by drawing on the wisdom of a range of experienced practitioners who work with men.
Current UK statistics show that both prison and suicide rates for men are high. Young men are falling behind in secondary education and porn addiction is described as a 21st century epidemic. As therapists working with men in different pockets of society, how do we reflect on this? What can we do to reduce these statistics and what effective strategies can we employ?
This webcast series, Men and Therapy - key approaches to working with men, explores a number of key topics that men bring to therapy from shame, depression and acting out to violence, vulnerability and porn addiction.
Richard Curen is a Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist working predominantly with adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders and those with mental health problems. He consults to a number of organisations working with adolescents and adults with sexually harmful and/or offending behaviours. He has worked in the sexual violence and domestic abuse field since 1995. He has also worked in community substance misuse services. Richard has spoken at conferences nationally and internationally on issues relating violence and abuse.
Robert Hudson is Psychotherapist, Sex and Relationship Therapist and a Sexual Addiction Specialist and Supervisor. He is Founder and Clinical Director of the Hudson Centre for Psychotherapy and Recovery in the Centre of London, a recognised therapy centre for treating individual and couples experiencing trauma, sex addiction, sex therapy, love addiction and couple counselling. www.thehudsoncentre.co.uk.
Dr Laurie Leitch, Ph.D. has been a practicing psychotherapist, clinical trainer, consultant, social entrepreneur and researcher for over 25 years. She is Director of Threshold GlobalWorks, based in New York City, dedicated to cultivating the social dimension of resilience in individuals and within communities, enterprises and systems. Leitch’s neuroscience-based curriculum, Social Resilience Model (SRM) builds resilience at the individual and system’s level. She has provided SRM training and treatment in military, medical, educational, corrections, and corporate settings nationally and internationally.
Martin Pollecoff is a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor. He is the founder of www.thelongboathome.co.uk, a nationwide network of therapists who offer reduced-cost therapy, to ex-servicemen and women, and their families. In a previous life he was a trainer in Exegesis, living within a psycho-spiritual business community and working as a Trainer and Management Consultant. Martin holds a MSc. in ‘Change Agent Skills and Strategies’ as well as his Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy. www.psychotherapyW2.co.uk.
Dr Terry Real is a nationally recognized family therapist, author, and teacher. He is particularly known for his groundbreaking work on men and male psychology as well as his work on gender and couples; he has been in private practice for over twenty-five years.Terry has appeared often as the relationship expert for Good Morning America and ABC News. His work has been featured in numerous academic articles as well as media venues such as Oprah, 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today and many others.
Professor Andrew Samuels is a Jungian analyst, university professor, author, activist and political consultant. He is well known for his work at the interface of psychotherapy and politics. His work on sexuality, relationships, spirituality, men and fathers has been widely appreciated. He is a former Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, co-founder of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility and of the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy. His many books have been translated into 19 languages. www.andrewsamuels.com.
Tom Warnecke is a relational and somatic psychotherapist, supervisor, artist and writer. He is a trainer at Re-Vision in London, teaches internationally, and facilitates small and large groups events. Previously, he also worked in community mental health services and developed a relational-somatic approach to Borderline dynamics. He is editor of "The Psyche in the Modern World: Psychotherapy and Society" (Karnac, 2015), a co-editor for the international journal "Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy" and published a number of papers and book chapters. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and a past Vice-chair of UKCP
Dr David B. Wexler, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of the non-profit Relationship Training Institute in San Diego, and the author of many books and articles on men’s issues, including When Good Men Behave Badly, The STOP Domestic Violence Program, and Men in Therapy: New Approaches for Effective Treatment. Dr. Wexler may be contacted through his institute website at www.RTIprojects.org.
Financial: Dr. David Wexler maintains a private practice and is the executive director of the Relationship Training Institute. He receives compensation as a forensic consultant. Dr. Wexler is an author with W.W. Norton and New Harbinger Publications and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Dr. Wexler has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. David Wexler is a member of the American Psychological Association, the California State Psychological Association, and the San Diego Psychological Association.