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Available CE Course

How to Help Men in Counseling Workshop

Date: November 12, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

5 Core Continuing Education Credits


Men are struggling with depression, suicide, changing roles and not being needed. According to Gurian (2011) oftentimes men feel when it comes to their mental health needs, people in the helping field are not as well equipped and educated to effectively help them.  

When men enter counseling on their own accord, or due to someone or something which has required them to seek help, their experiences are usually different from that of female clients. Many men are socialized to avoid the core components of the therapeutic process: talking about feelings, disclosing vulnerability, the admission of dependency needs; all of which creates disconnect between the needs of men, their problems and effective male-specific treatment approaches to address their problems.

This five hour workshop will provide clinicians with the necessary skills and tools to effectively help men in counseling through exploring men’s difficulties within the therapeutic process. Strategies will be presented that examine how to form therapeutic relationships with male clients; assess the role of masculine socialization on presenting problems; how to work with male discomfort with emotions; and outline how to engage men in the process of caring for their mental health.

The goal of this workshop is to help participants understand evidence-based and cultural appropriate strategies and create better therapy relationships with their male clients.


Learning Goals:

  1. Learn the mind of a man, such as how he processes information, emotions, and motivations and describe the “rules of masculinity” and its impact on men mental health

  2. Understand the factors that influence men seeking help & examine how to engage men in the process of caring for their mental health

  3. Learn several strategies & techniques for keeping men engaged during the therapeutic process

  4. Core Continuing Education Credits – LPCA CE Approval #6733-16

About the Instructor:
JaiDei Jackson is a licensed professional counselor, clinical director at You Are Worthy, Inc, national certified counselor, a prepare enrich facilitator and a certified public accountant. Since 2010, she has been providing training classes on understanding and empowering men and is a certified workshop leader for the making sense of men workshop. JaiDei’s approach to counseling is holistic & integrative when working with clients who are seeking deeper connections and intimacy.
Workshop Registration is from 8.30am to 8:55am. The workshop will begin at 9:00am. A lunch break (on your own) will take place from approximately 12:30pm to 1:45pm. The workshop will adjourn at 3:30pm, at which time workshop completion certificates are distributed.

  • 8:30am-8:55am Registration

  • 9:00am-9:15am - Welcome

  • 9:15am-10:00am - Exploring why masculinity identity matters, the range of masculinity & male socialization

  • 10:00am-10:45am - Attendees will discuss, explain & examine their personal views and beliefs about men issues and the rules of masculinity

  • 10:45am-11:00am - Break

  • 11:00am-12:30pm – Strategies & techniques for forming therapeutic relationships, engaging men in counseling & becoming male friendly in clinical practice

  • 12:30pm-1:45pm - Lunch

  • 1:45pm-3:00pm -  Attendees will examine, outline & analyze case studies

  • 3:00pm-3:30pm -  Questions & Discussion

Please provide an email address above to receive a confirmation and directions to the meeting site.
Confirmations & Cancellations: Confirmation of registration is sent via email within three days of receipt in our office. Add to your email address book to ensure delivery. If you have not received a confirmation, you may call our office at 678-856-5031 to verify registration.

Cancellations received at least 10 days before the workshop are refundable less a $25 administrative charge per registrant. There is no refund for cancellations received later. Please note that if you register and do not attend, you are still liable for full payment.   A refund or voucher will be issued to any participant who is registered to attend a workshop that is cancelled by You Are Worthy, Inc.


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