Counseling strategies for working with male clients Counseling EDCO 394 Z3 (CRN: 60830) May 2009 (Wednesday

) Program Orientation
Facilitator will provide participants with an introduction to counseling strategies for working with male clients with an emphasis on college a males and establish expectations and requirements for participation. Assignment: None

DUE: Journal Entry September 12th (Wednesday) Boyhood
We will continue our exploration of masculinity with an emphasis on boyhood.

DUE: Journal Entry;
List of Potential Scheduling Conflicts

Assignment: Complete & Bring Substance Use History (no names, please); Read Raising Cain Chapter 4; In advance of next week’s session, you are required to schedule your mid-term 1 on 1 with Mike or Keith

September 19th (Wednesday)

Men and Alcohol / Other Drugs: Part 1

We will explore how men are socialized to use substances by examining social pressures such as media, peers, and other factors which contribute to substance usage among men. Guest Facilitator: Walter Brownsword, UVM

Counseling Center – Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services

DUE: View assigned
beer commercial clips; Journal Entry; Deadline to schedule mid-term 1 on 1

Assignment: Read Men’s Lives Article 45

September 26th (Wednesday)

Men and Alcohol / Other Drugs: Part 2

We will continue our exploration of men’s substance usage. Guest Facilitator: Walter Brownsword, UVM

Counseling Center – Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services

DUE: Journal Entry;
Group Project Topic Assignment: Raising Cain Chapter 9

October 3rd (Wednesday)

Men in Relation to Others

We will explore the dynamics men’s communication styles and examine the impact of these styles on relations with other men (especially fathers) and women.

DUE: Journal Entry; 1st
One-on-One completed

Assignment: Read The Masculine Self Chapter 13 & You Just Don’t Understand Chapter 1

(Wednesday)

Men and Violence Part 1

We will explore intersections of men with violence through viewing “Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity.”

DUE: Journal Entry
Assignment: Read The Masculine Self pp. 218230

(Wednesday)

Men and Violence Part 2

We will continue our exploration of men and violence through viewing “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes.”

DUE: Journal Entry
Assignment: Read Katz excerpt “Gangsta Rap and White Masculinity” pp. 141-146

(Wednesday)

Violence Against Women

We will examine men’s violence against women. Guest Facilitator: TBA, Domestic Abuse Education Project (DAEP)

DUE: Journal Entry;
Group Project Outline Assignment: DAEP Observation Completed by this session; Read The Masculine Self pp. 231248

(Wednesday)

Men and Health

In this session we will explore contemporary health issues for men. Guest Facilitator: Richard Pickney, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, UVM

DUE: Journal Entry
Assignment: Read The Masculine Self Chapter 9

(Wednesday)

Men and Mental Health:

In this session we will explore mental health issues affecting men. We will also discuss additional resources and coping skills.

DUE: Journal Entry;
Deadline to schedule final 1 on 1

Assignment: Read The Masculine Self Chapter 14

(Wednesday)

No Session

DUE: Journal Entry (Wednesday) Group Project Presentations

Assignment: Work on Group Project

Groups will present projects to members of Project Discovery.

DUE: Letter to Next
Semester’s Participants; Final 1 on 1 completed Assignment: Complete online survey in advance of this session; Final Group Projects; Final One-on-One completed by this meeting

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