ERIC Number: ED249453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-24
Reference Count: 0
Men and Relationships in the '80's.
Canter, Mathilda B.
As a result of an effective feminist movement and effective technological developments, men are faceing drastic and dramatic changes in their personal and work lives. Consequently, more men, and specifically more older men, are entering psychotherapy than ever before. Men in their 50's are facing problems associated with shifts away from traditional roles. Men in their 40's are facing problems associated with shared financial responsibilities in second marriages, and men in their 30's are dealing with lifestyle problems and career changes. In general, young men appear more committed to relationships than ever before and more willing to work on their mutually satisfying development. Therapy in the context of the relationship can be most helpful in providing opportunities for growth and self-understanding in which the directed exploration of problem areas can be pursued with the significant people involved. (Several case studies are given to illustrate the changes that are discussed.) (BL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).