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ERIC Number: EJ968344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0787
Supporting Unemployed, Middle-Aged Men: A Psychoeducational Group Approach
Murphey, Charlotte M.; Shillingford, M. Ann
Journal of Employment Counseling, v49 n2 p85-96 Jun 2012
This article presents a comprehensive group counseling approach to support unemployed, middle-aged men. An inclusive group curriculum designed to provide support and address potential mental health issues related to unemployment is introduced. The focus of the group is divided into 6 major areas that research has shown to have a significant impact on unemployed men in particular: expressing feelings; reducing depression, anger, and anxiety; building social support; improving interpersonal communication; confronting unrealistic role expectations associated with the male gender; and providing an improved sense of control. Practical strategies for counselors working with this population are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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