It is my pleasure to formally announce the titles of the symposia that were accepted for this year’s APA convention in Hawaii. This year we have a wonderful program made up of presentations that cover the gamut of topics focused on at-risk men. The schedule of these programs will be posted as soon as it is made available. The symposia are presented below in alphabetical order.
Accessing Fathers’ Experiences: Multi-Modal Approaches
Chairs: Chen Oren & Dora Oren
Minding the Gap: A Qualitative Analysis of Fathers’ Issues in Therapy. Ryan Mckelly, Ph.D., Jonna Fries, Psy.D., & Madison Johnson, BA.
Father involvement as a Mediator between religiosity and mental health. Anthony Isaaco, Ph.D., Ethan Sahker, MA., Craig Garfield, MD., Sonia Molloy, BA., & Miguel Ampuero, BA.
A social cognitive model of adjustment to fatherhood. Daniel Singley, Ph.D. & Alexander Rowell, BA.
Discussant: Matt Englar-Carlson, Ph.D.
Alternative Interventions for Improving Men’s Mental Health: Initial Evidence
Chair: Matthew Syzdek, Ph.D.
Feasibility and acceptability of the men’s stress workshop in OEF/OIF military veterans. Jennifer Primack, Ph.D.
Counseling men in groups: Identifying key process variables for optimizing client outcomes. Marvin Westwood, Ph.D., Dan Cox, Ph.D., Stuart Hoover, MA., & Carson Kivari, BA.
Gender-based motivational interviewing for internalizing symptoms and help-seeking behaviors. Matthew Syzdek, Ph.D., Michael Addis, Ph.D., & Jonathan Green, MA.
Discussant: Ryan McKelley, Ph.D.
The Demise of Guys (DoGs): What it is; what we can do about it – Teaching young dogs new tricks.
Chair: Bernardo Carducci, Ph.D.
What is the Demise of Guys? Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D. & Nakita Duncan, BA.
Addressing and developing basic social skills. Ronald Riggio, Ph.D.
Fostering Conversational Intelligence: A step-by-step guide to promoting social skills/connectedness. Bernardo Carducci, Ph.D.
Desired and unwanted: Male sexuality, labels, and identities
Chair: Andrew Smiler, Ph.D.
Describing Casanovas: Characteristics and correlates of self-identified players. Andrew Smiler, Ph.D.
What Kind of man do others see me as? Robert Aronson, Ph.D.
Ain’t that a Shame: Social ostracism, shame, and identity as a gay male. Jay Poole, Ph.D.
The Maze of Gender identity and sexual orientation of sexually abused young men. Gilles Tremblay, Ph.D.
Engaging Men in Couples Therapy
Chair: Michele Harway, Ph.D.
David Shepard, California State University, Fullerton, CA. The challenges of conducting male sensitive couples therapy
Matt Englar-Carlson, California State University, Fullerton, CA. Core skills for engaging men in couples therapy.
Steven Kadin, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, Infidelity and couples interventions
Gary Brooks, Private Practice, Temple, TX., Culturally competent therapy for the returning male veteran and his partner
Discussant: John Thoburn, Seattle Pacific University
Exploring their lives: Possible precursors of violent behavior in African-American males
Chair: Alvin Thomas, MS
It’s in My Hood: Predicting Parent-Child Differences in Perception of Neighborhood Safety for African-American Boys. Alvin Thomas, M.S., Robert Jagers, PhD., & Brian Flay, DPhil.
I Ain’t Got No Worries: Sex Differences in Child Psychosocial Outcomes via Parental Discrimination, Depression, and Parenting. Riana Anderson, M.A., Saida Hussain, B.A., Melvin Wilson, PhD., Thomas Dishion, PhD., & Daniel Shaw, PhD.
You Don’t Know My Story: Violent Behavior and Black Men –The Effects of Racial Discrimination and Justice System Experiences. Alvin Thomas, M.S. & Elan Hope, M.S.
Discussant: Wizdom Powell, Ph.D.
Exploring sexual functioning in boys and men: Normative development to unwanted sexual experiences
Chair: Madhavi Reddy, Ph.D.
Boys’ Normative Sexual development. Andrew Smiler, Ph.D.
Differential correlates of victimization in males and females: Health risk and sexual functioning. Jessica Turchik, Ph.D. & Christina Hassija, Ph.D.
Sexual Distortions in sexual abuse survivors. Madhavi Reddy, Ph.D.
Discussant: Allison Aosved, Ph.D.
Female-to-male partner violence: Dynamics, consequences, and treatment implications
Chair: Denise Hines, Ph.D.
Males’ experience of partner violence as viewed by incarcerated women. Alexandra Lysova, Ph.D.
The physical and mental health of male partner violence victims. Denise Hines, Ph.D.
Behavioral Health of children whose fathers experience partner violence victimization. Emily Douglas, Ph.D.
Male Victims of female partner abuse: Theory, practice, and policy. Elizabeth Celi, Ph.D.
Masked Depression in African American Men: A clinical demonstration
Chairs: Fred Rabinowitz & Aaron Rochlen
Participants: Fred Rabinowitz, Ph.D., Lamont Gilliam, MS,
Discussant: Jay Wade, Ph.D.
Men and Shame: Cutting-edge research and clinical perspectives
Chair: David Shepard, Ph.D.
Shame and depressed men: A framework for alleviating the pain. David Shepard, Ph.D.
Utilizing the men’s therapy group to address shame. Fredric Rabinowitz, Ph.D.
Shame behind bars: Gender, psychological and behavioral correlates. June Tangney, Ph.d., Jeffrey Stuewig, Ph.D., Deb Mashek, Ph.D., & Mark Hastings, Ph.D.
Discussants: Matt Englar-Carlson, Ph.D.
Men and Trauma: Prevention and Intervention
Chair: Christopher Kilmartin, Ph.d.
Evidence-based treatment for male combat survivors with PTSD. John Lynch, Ph.D. & Christopher Kilmartin, Ph.D
Healing the shame: Treating male survivors of military sexual assault. Lori Daniels, Ph.D.
Resilience for male survivors of sexual trauma and their female partners. Gerry Crete, Med.
The Prevention of military sexual trauma: Lessons Learned. Christopher Kilmartin, Ph.D.
Discussant: Chris Kilmartin, Ph.D.