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334: Understanding Toxic Masculinity with Dr. Ronald Levant and Shana Pryor

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Release Date: 06/10/2022

344: Vicarious Trauma And Helping Professionals  show art 344: Vicarious Trauma And Helping Professionals

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342: Micro Self-Care For Helping Professionals with Ashley Davis Bush show art 342: Micro Self-Care For Helping Professionals with Ashley Davis Bush

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340: Integrative Mental Health In Therapy Practice with Dr James Lake show art 340: Integrative Mental Health In Therapy Practice with Dr James Lake

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, our conversation about trauma and health continues as host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Aimie Apigian, a functional medicine doctor, about the biology of trauma and how this piece is often omitted from trauma treatment. She explains why healing is incomplete without the physiology of trauma being addressed, describes what is happening in the body when someone is in a chronic state of freeze, and shares information about her upcoming Annual Biology of Trauma Summit featuring Dr. Gabor Maté (featured in last week's episode) and many other experts...

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335: Chronic Illness & The Brain - With Donna Jackson Nakazawa show art 335: Chronic Illness & The Brain - With Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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In the US, violence is a major problem. We hear news stories about mass shootings, war, and sexual and domestic violence daily. Last week in episode 333, therapist and author Terry Real talked about how patriarchal conditioning limits those who are socialized as male in their emotional expression. 

In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits a prior interview with the co-authors of "The Tough Standard: The hard truths about masculinity and violence," Dr. Ronald Levant and Shana Pryor. In this conversation you'll learn about the construct of masculinity and how it impinges upon men and others, contributing to violent behavior. 

Ronald F. Levant, EdD, ABPP, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The University of Akron; Past President of the American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Division 51; and two-term Editor of APA Division 51’s quarterly journal, Psychology of Men & Masculinities. He has developed and evaluated a number of measures designed to assess a variety of gender constructs. Dr. Levant’s signature contribution has been in establishing the empirical foundation for the “Normative Male Alexithymia” hypothesis. In addition, he developed Alexithymia Reduction Treatment (ART), a brief psychoeducational intervention designed to remediate normative male alexithymia in order to prepare men to engage more fully in psychotherapy. This is his 19th book.

Shana Pryor, MA, is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Akron. She has spent the majority of her career focusing on men, masculinity and sexual trauma.

Resources

Learn more about their work and find a book excerpt at: www.thetoughstandard.com

Find The Tough Standard here.
 

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