Treatment Issues for Men (TIP 56, Chapter 3)

Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (TIP 56)

About the Course:

Treatment Issues for Men (TIP 56, Chapter 3): Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men (TIP 56) explores issues that may affect substance abuse treatment for most, if not all, men. It begins with a discussion of some general considerations about how masculine roles may affect men in treatment, men’s treatment-seeking behavior, and methods of engaging men in substance abuse treatment. It also discusses at length the issue of gender dynamics, transference, and countertransference for male and female behavioral health counselors working with male clients.

Course materials are from Chapter 3. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free from: mhttp://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-56-Addressing-the-Specific-Behavioral-Health-Needs-of-Men/SMA13-4736

Course materials are from Chapter 3, found on pages 27 to 66 of pdf document (pages 48 to 87 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2013

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the treatment issues that are commonly for men. It is appropriate for all levels of participant’s knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the treatment issues for men including general considerations for treating men with substance abuse issues.

  2. Consider the counselors’ gender in regard to counseling men who have difficulty assessing or expressing emotions, feel excessive shame, have histories of violence, or need counseling for sexual issues.

  3. Describe the various family issues and involvement with spirituality and religion.

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