The curriculum contained herein is designed to explore some specific questions:
- What does to mean to be male? What does it mean to be “a man”? How does a man experience emotion socially?
- What is the difference between uncomfortable and comfortable feelings?
- Is it worthwhile to teach adolescent males, who are typically socialized to not express emotions, to do so? If it is, how can practitioners do so?
- What role does emotional expression play in emotional regulation?
This program is not currently evidence-based and but does contain some suggestion for helping it become so. This is currently a project for a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. It is offered “as-is” with no guarantees.
This program was created by Anna Bohlinger in partial fulfillment of the requirements of HDFS 703 (Child/Adolescent Development) Spring 2010 at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.