Welcome to the Home Study Course entitled "Fear of Feelings: Treating
Male Suicide 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. Hi. My 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 Credit.
purpose of this course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding
how to treat patients, clients, etc., who demonstrate characteristics of masculine
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.
of the CE Test
at the end of each CD track, a question is asked.
This question corresponds with a question in your CE 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 CE 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 CD discussion of "Fear of Feelings - Treating
Male Suicide and Depression" will include such topics as: Defining Masculine
Depression, The Mommy List, Imaginary Stranger, Counterdependence Not too Close,
Not too Far Away, Self-Empathy, Homophobia, Fishbowl Technique, Creating Narcissistic
Extension, Fighting Fairly, Getting Off the Defensive, ABC's and a D, Lashing
Out the Anger Diary, Systematic Desensitization, and Costs and Payoffs of Abuse.
let's get started