Introduction to the Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Marvin J. Westwood University of British Columbia
  • Tim G. Black

Abstract

Despite multicultural advances in the field, the counselling profession is arguably failing to meet the needs of men who endorse traditional masculine social ideology. This editorial provides the perspective of two practitioners who have worked extensively with traditionally socialized men, including Canadian military men who are thought to strongly exemplify prototypical male ideology. The limitations of a strictly “feminine nurturance”-based counsellor training model are presented. Further, suggestions for effectively engaging men in therapy, based upon 14 years of clinical experience with a military population, are presented.

Author Biographies

Marvin J. Westwood, University of British Columbia
Tim G. Black
Published
2012-09-29
How to Cite
Westwood, M. J., & Black, T. G. (2012). Introduction to the Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 46(4). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/60922
Section
Special Issue Articles/ Articles d'édition spéciale