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Release: Dec. 11, 2001

Psychological Association publishes book by UI Counseling Services director

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A new book by University of Iowa Counseling Services Director Sam Cochran explores aspects of understanding men, the issues men bring into therapy and the process of working with men in deepening psychotherapy.

The book "Deepening Psychotherapy with Men," which Cochran coauthored with University of Redlands, Calif., psychology professor Fredric E. Rabinowitz, will be published by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2002.

Cochran says the book is an integrated approach to engaging and working with men in psychotherapy. The approach integrates gender identity and gender role strain viewpoints, two viewpoints that have influenced the study of the psychology of men over the past 20 years.

The book, the third coauthored by Cochran and Rabinowitz, grew from a presentation the pair gave at a meeting of the APA Division of Psychotherapy in 1996. They wanted to fill a void of available material that specifically addresses the unique problems clinicians face when working with male clients. "Deepening Psychotherapy with Men" includes two detailed, in-depth case studies not seen in other books on the subject.

"There is very little written to guide clinicians in their work with male clients, and even less of that is an integrative nature," Cochran said.

Cochran, a clinical professor in the UI College of Education, has been working with men in the area of psychotherapy for 25 years.