ERIC Number: ED325740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Sexuality, Family, and Marriage.
Colgan, Philip; And Others
This document consists of part two of a book of readings that examine issues affecting men in the late 20th century. It was written for counselors at all educational levels, social workers, community therapists, private practitioners, clinicians, teachers, hospital workers, and Employee Assistance Program workers. Five chapters are included in this second section, which is on sexuality, family, and marriage. "Dimensions of Pleasure: Sexuality, Men and Counseling" (Philip Colgan) departs from traditional conceptualizations of male sexuality to look at meaning, mission, power, structure, and resources in men's sexuality. "Men and Marriage" (Vincent Ciaramella) takes a family systems approach to examine the complementary relationships and the triangles that couples develop. It makes specific suggestions for men who are contemplating marriage. "Coping With the New Father Role" (Ronald Levant) addresses the significant cultural change that fathers currently are experiencing and outlines a fatherhood course. "Divorce: Are Men at Risk?" (Patrick McKenry and Sharon Price) discusses divorce as a process, the adjustments associated with divorce, relationships with former spouses, life as a divorced single man, social supports, living single, dating, sources of stress, and parenting difficulties. Also covered are interventions, divorce therapy, group approaches, divorce mediation, and services for fathers and their children. "Gay and Bisexual Men: Developing a Healthy Identity" (Stephen Parker and Ted Thompson) addresses the elements of healthy identity formation specifically applied to homosexual and bisexual men. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: Chapters 5-9 of "Problem Solving Strategies and Interventions for Men in Conflict," (see CG 022 891).