In this chapter, we offer recommendations for how couples counselors can incorporate male-sensitive perspectives and interventions into their work. We illustrate our recommendations with two case vignettes: The first one is about a heterosexual couple in their 30s dealing with increased distance since the birth of their children, and the second case is about a gay couple struggling with chronic fighting about seemingly small issues.
Understand male-sensitive perspectives and interventions to be used in couples counseling
Examine core themes associated with a gender-sensitive approach to counseling men in couples counseling
Reflect upon barriers to help seeking, common presenting concerns, and helpful practices for counselors working with men in couples counseling