Joseph Pereira, MSW and Dennis A. Balcom, MSW, instructors
Men come to treatment when something
important is not working in their lives.
Crises related to specific events as well as lifestyle issues
precipitate entering treatment. They
often come under duress or at the behest of important people in their
lives. They often present with emotions
highlighted by anger, shame and sadness.
This program will address gender socialization and attachment and how
this knowledge can assist us in providing therapy that is congruent with men’s
core identities. Different experiences
of treating men related to the gender of the therapist will also be
explored. Ideas of effective and
preferred treatment for men, beginning will alliance building, containment and
goal setting will be a focus of the workshop.
Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:
how male socialization impacts on the use of psychotherapy.
at least 3 principles of effective treatment with men.
how your own experience treating men impacts on the therapeutic alliance.
Program Code: CTM3
3 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, Newton
Joe Pereira, MSW, LICSW, CAS, is a licensed clinical social worker
who has been practicing for over 24 years. Joe was a co-founder of Outlook
Associates of New England and is currently in private practice in Arlington and
Boston offering individual and group therapy in addition to training and
consultation with a focus on anger management with adults and adolescents. Joe has given numerous trainings nationally
and locally on the treatment of anger management problems as well as workplace
safety, chemical addictions and stress management. You can learn more about Joe at his website www.outlookassociates.com.
Balcom, MSW, LICSW,
is in private practice in Cambridge, where he treats adults, couples, and
families. He is a clinical member of the
AAMFT and the EMDRIA. He has published
in the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, The Journal of Men’s Studies,
and the Encyclopedia of Family Health.
Dennis is an adjunct faculty at Boston University School of Social Work
and has previously taught at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts
School of Professional Psychology. He
has presented at numerous local and national conferences on marriage and family
issues, stress and trauma and men’s issues.