ERIC Number: EJ914130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Wen-Wu in Counseling with Men
Schermer, Travis W.
Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice, v37 n2 p13-17 Win 2010
Wen-wu is a Chinese conceptualization of masculinity that strikes a balance between wen (i.e., literary strength) and wu (i.e., physical strength). This concept can be readily applied to a mental health setting when working with male clients. The present treatise outlines the concept of wen-wu and provides suggestions for use in clinical work. Applying this concept in counseling promotes the construction of wellness plans and facilitates discussions about masculinity.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Human Body, Masculinity, Clinical Experience, Wellness, Concept Teaching, Mental Health, Muscular Strength, Caseworker Approach, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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