Presenter: Nathan Beel
Men make up the minority of clients in counselling and when they do attend, they are not always easy to engage in therapy. Counsellors who fail to understand or appreciate the interaction of masculine norms in the context of therapy can inadvertently misunderstand and energise resistant behaviour in some male clients. Some basic counselling procedures and goals can alienate and humiliate some males due to contradicting their masculine norms. Yet when therapists work with gender-sensitivity, men often become deeply committed to therapeutic work.
This workshop will provide a brief introduction to traditional masculine norms and how these may be evident in the therapy room. It will focus primarily on key male-friendly engagement strategies recommended by men’s therapists and researchers from Australia and internationally.
Presenter: Nathan Beel has over 20 years counselling experience and is a registered Clinical Member, Supervisor, and Counsellor Educator of PACFA.
He is a Lecturer and Counselling Discipline Coordinator at the University of Southern Queensland, teaching into undergraduate and graduate programs. Nathan has publications in male-friendly counselling and a range of other counselling-related topics.
Where: Relationships Australia. 159 St Pauls Terrace, Spring Hill
When: Friday 6 March, 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 5.00pm. Topic presentation starts 5.30pm and concludes at 7.00pm
Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/573703 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.
Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 23 February 2020
Members: $18 Non Members: $23 QCA Student Members: $16
Members: $23 Non Members: $28 QCA Student Members: $21
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 1.5 Professional Development hours.
QCA Committee Professional Development Program