Folks of all genders and walks of life want to “be heard.” This core need is fundamental to the notion of emotional integrity and is expressed in its relationship with ourselves, significant others, and our ability to connect as humans. If this is the need of your clients, then this is the training for you.
Emotional Integrity is both a core value in the psychotherapy field as well as a core outcome in clinical work. Based on 25+ years of providing the Emotional Integrity group therapy program (previously known as Emotional Intelligence) to men, this training helps practitioners to bolster the psycho-social needs and skills of their male clients.
Men face a variety of roadblocks to emotional integrity – the traditional male code is arguably one of the biggest barriers to authentic interpersonal connection. Aside from gendered conditioning, past trauma, emotional dysregulation, affective numbing, and habitual over-expression of anger and rage play a part in diminishing emotional integrity. Once these stumbling blocks are addressed, there is still a need to deepen and refine elements of self-knowledge as well as to practice interpersonal connection with others. Whether the modality is group programming or individual psychotherapy, this training addresses the core needs of male clients around cultivating greater emotional regulation and interpersonal skills.
Using a variety of learning methods (e.g., lecture, small group work, role play and experiential exercises), participants in Emotional Integrity will be empowered to incorporate this awareness and newfound skills into their practice. Whether the goal is to work with clients’ perceptions, utilization, expression, and/or regulation of emotions, or ability to experience intimacy, this training is vital for those who work with male clients.