Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (10 CEU Hours)

Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men

( 10 CEU Hours)


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Course Author: Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC

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Text: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 56. HHS Publication No.(SMA) 13-4736. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,2013.

Agenda: Anytime Learning/Homestudy/Web-based

Learning Objectives:

Through the completion of this course, learners will gain awareness of what knowledge and skills are necessary in working specifically men:

  1. Develop an awareness of how the differences in males and females, gender roles, conflicts, and masculine role stress.
  2. Identify the process of screening and assessing males in the behavioral health setting.
  3. Explore the various treatment issues for men.
  4. Examine various strategies and interventions in working with men.
  5. Investigate the specialized techniques and strategies in working with special populations of men.
  6. Explore the various treatment modalities and settings in working with men..

Course Outline:

  1. Sex and Gender Differences
  • Knowledge of Physiological Differences
  • Identifying Conceptual Framework of Masculinity and Male Roles
  • Defining Gender Role Conflict and Masculine Role Stress
  1. Screening and Assessment
  • Comprehensive Screening and Assessment of Men
  • Initial Screening and Assessment of Men
  • Treatment Issues for Men
  • General Consideration of Treating Men for Substance Abuse
  • Gender of Counselor in working with Men
  • Men Who Have Difficulty Accessing or Expressing Emotions
  • Men Who Feel Excessive Shame
  • Men with Histories of Violence
  • Family Issues and Concerns
  • Spirituality and Religion

3.Working with Specific Populations of Men in Behavioral Health Settings

  • Co-Occurring Disorders and Men
  • Physical Health Issues and Men
  • Age Group Differences and Men
  • Gay and Bisexual Men
  • Career and Employment Related Issues and Men
  • Men with Systems-related Needs
  • Men from Diverse Cultural and Geographical Groups

4.  Treatment Modalities and Settings in Working with Men

  • Treatment Modalities
  • Treatment Strategies
  • Treatment Settings
  • Mutual Health Groups
  • Community Influences