Counselors who are not fully aware of the influence of societal discrimination, stereotypes, and role expectations based on gender are not likely to succeed in helping their clients in counseling.
Women and men are “basically cultural-social beings” (McFadden, 1999)
Concerns in Counseling Men
Men’s general social behavior can be explained by the fact that men’s traditional sex roles are more narrowly defined than women’s. boys are reinforced primarily for nonemotional physical actions.
Englar-Carlson and Kiselica (2013) concentrate on the growth of strengths men have. Their approach towards counseling men is based on “positive masculinity,” which refers to positive masculine roles and traits.
According to Duffey & Haberstroh, 2014) The use of accurate empathetic listening, the conceptualization of the male client as a unique individual, discussion of the goals and process of counseling, and relating from a collaborative stance are fundamental counseling practices that work well with men.
Developmental relational counseling (DRC) approach -This approach helps men expand their personal awareness and promote mutual understanding in their relationships.