Welcome to the Home Study Course entitled "'Big Boys Don't Cry'
Treating Male Shame and Depression" sponsored by the Healthcare Training
Institute. Our primary intent for this home study course is to provide quality
education to foster your professional growth. The Institute has provided quality
education since 1979 to thousands in the US and Canada as well.
name is Brian Clark. I will be the narrator of this CD. We appreciate that you
have chosen our course as a vehicle for you to earn your Continuing Education
The purpose of this course is to assist you in increasing
your knowledge regarding how to treat patients, clients, etc., who demonstrate
characteristics of masculine depression.
As each case study
is given, if the concepts seem to be applicable to your situation, I encourage
you to turn your CD player off and make a few notes regarding the application
of the principle to your setting. However, these notes are for your purposes only
and are not to be sent to the Healthcare Training Institute. Also, each track
is very content dense. So feel free to replay the track to review the content.
completion of the Test
at the end of each CD track, a question
is asked. This question corresponds with a question in your Test. Merely
write the correct letter on the blank line that precedes each question. Keep in
mind there is nothing tricky or hard about these questions. They are merely intended
to verify the playing of this CD.
These questions are sequential
and deal with the section of content that preceded it. For this reason, to facilitate
answering each question, you might read the question from the Test prior
to listening to that CD Track. By knowing what the question is ahead of time,
you will know the content to listen for that contains the answer. So just a hint,
after you answer a question, read on to the next question in order to give you
a "heads up" to listen for the content that contains the answer.
the purpose of brevity most generally I will use the term "therapists"
or "mental health professional." However, don't let these terms deter
you from applying the concepts to your situation. When you hear the word "therapists,"
if your job title is social worker, psychologist, marriage and family therapist,
mental health counselor, professional counselor, resident director, program assistant,
etc. merely substitute the appropriate term that is the most meaningful to you.
In short, don't let my use of the term "therapists" cognitively deter
you from hearing the content of a track because your job title is school counselor,
for example. I will also use the term "client" for the purposes of brevity.
However, if you deal with patients, residents, students, consumers, etc. transpose
"client" to the term that is the most meaningful to you in your work
This course will discuss such topics as: Rules that
Maintain Shame, Shame and Masculine Depression, Sources of Shame, Redefining and
Reparenting, Recognizing Shame, Forgiveness and Healing Masculine Depression,
Embracing the Paradox and Shame versus Guilt.
So let's get