What is this?

February 23, 2010

The curriculum contained herein is designed to explore some specific questions:

  1. What does to mean to be male?  What does it mean to be “a man”?  How does a man experience emotion socially?
  2. What is the difference between uncomfortable and comfortable feelings?
  3. 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?
  4. 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.