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