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If You Build It, They Will Come: The Transformational Space of Men’s Groups

Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
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Men’s therapy groups provide an exceptional opportunity for men to be fully themselves with one another. In addition to traditional roles men often play, they also have deeper longings for more meaningful, authentic contact in their lives, and group therapy is one venue where they get to practice the here-and-now experience of deeper connection and vulnerability. In his 1988 book Bradshaw: On The Family (which was later expanded into a PBS series), John Bradshaw made the distinction between human doings and human beings. Men’s groups offer a space for men to experience themselves more dimensionally, and less imprisoned in the doing role.

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Why Your Girly Thoughts Are Harmful to You . . . and What You Can Do About Them!

Friday, November 14, 2014,
Categories: Gender Specific
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Have you ever wondered, as I have, why women are more represented among those who use psychotherapy? Do women really have more problems? Do they strive for greater insight? Or are they just more aware?

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The Beautiful Face of Recovery

Friday, November 14, 2014,
Categories: Gender Specific
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Betty Ford saved many women’s lives – women she never met. Thanks to her honesty and willingness to express her vulnerabilities on a national, public level, as well as to personal friends and family, more and more women have been able to admit that they too have addictions to alcohol and/or drugs. Betty Ford revealed her addiction to the public in 1978. In 1982, she, along with former ambassador to Belgium Leonard Firestone, founded the Betty Ford Center.

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Gender and the Path to Wholeness

Thursday, December 2, 2010,
Author: Dan Griffin
Categories: Gender Specific
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As I have been looking at gender — primarily masculinity — and addiction off and on for more than a decade and a half, I have arrived at some nascent ideas that I am sure are not original but are compelling nonetheless.

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It Happens to Boys: Walking the Heroic Path

Wednesday, September 29, 2010,
Categories: Gender Specific
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What Makes Boys Afraid to Talk about Sexual Abuse?

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Tell It to Me In Guy Language

Thursday, August 5, 2010,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Gender Specific
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What can a story about one particular parasite tell anyone — especially  someone sitting in a spirituality group with just a few days of recovery— about Higher Power, spirituality, God?  If a tiny parasite could potentially reach someone with a message about a Universal Intelligence, would men and women in the same situation respond to the story in the same way?

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Women Find Success at Female-Only Addiction Treatment Programs

Thursday, December 10, 2009,
Categories: Gender Specific
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The statistics are striking. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 7.4 million women in the United States, ages 12 and older, are substance abusers who need help.

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Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician

Friday, May 1, 2009,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Gender Specific
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Many straight therapists who say they are “gay affirmative” mean that they are gay positive or gay friendly. They tell lesbian and gay clients things like, “I’m open-minded” and “People are people.” These well-intentioned therapists are, indeed, accepting and pro-gay—but they’re also uninformed. Even lesbian and gay therapists may be uninformed.

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Women-in-Recovery

Thursday, February 5, 2009,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Gender Specific
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Happy New Year fellow colleagues! I don’t know about you, but I tend to be reflective during the time of one year ending and another beginning.  I consider areas of my life and ways I can continue to move forward and stay true to who I am, why I am here, and what I do. What were you doing about 20 years ago? I had just finished undergraduate and was headed into graduate school for counseling. I knew then I had a passion for working with women. Of course, what I didn’t know was that all the spaces in between then and now would be intricately woven together by choices, relationships, and continuous learning – all to bring me full circle.

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