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The Female Therapist's Guide to Treating Men

Understanding Male Language, Attitudes, and Needs

Holly Sweet • 12/9/2018

By Holly Sweet - My early experience with male clients soon taught me that working with men was going to present challenges different from those of working with women. From many years of attention to men's language, attitudes, and needs, I've developed a specific approach to working with male clients.

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A Guide for Female Clinicians Treating Men in Therapy

Bridging the Gender Gap in the Consulting Room

Holly Sweet • 8/20/2015

When I started my clinical training, I wondered about the impact of men's discomfort with emotional expression (and women's ignorance of this discomfort) on how male clients experienced therapy with female therapists. From many years of attention to men's language, attitudes, and needs, I've developed a specific approach to working with male clients. For female clinicians, one of the side benefits of working with men is that it can help us understand the other men in our own lives. Both genders win when we learn more about men.

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Women Treating Men

Therapy across the gender divide

Holly Sweet • 5/1/2010

Gender shapes relationship from the very first moment therapist meets client, especially when the client is male and the therapist is female.

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The Female Therapist's Guide to Treating Men

Understanding Male Language, Attitudes, and Needs

Holly Sweet • 12/9/2018

By Holly Sweet - My early experience with male clients soon taught me that working with men was going to present challenges different from those of working with women. From many years of attention to men's language, attitudes, and needs, I've developed a specific approach to working with male clients.

Daily Blog

A Guide for Female Clinicians Treating Men in Therapy

Bridging the Gender Gap in the Consulting Room

Holly Sweet • 8/20/2015

When I started my clinical training, I wondered about the impact of men's discomfort with emotional expression (and women's ignorance of this discomfort) on how male clients experienced therapy with female therapists. From many years of attention to men's language, attitudes, and needs, I've developed a specific approach to working with male clients. For female clinicians, one of the side benefits of working with men is that it can help us understand the other men in our own lives. Both genders win when we learn more about men.

Daily Blog
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Women Treating Men

Therapy across the gender divide

Holly Sweet • 5/1/2010

Gender shapes relationship from the very first moment therapist meets client, especially when the client is male and the therapist is female.

Magazine Article
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Holly Sweet, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in the Boston area and cofounder of the Cambridge Center for Gender Relations. She's taught classes on sex roles and relationships at MIT, where she cofounded GenderWorks, a peer-training program in gender relations. She received the APA's Division 51 (Society for the Study of Men and Masculinity) Practitioner of the Year award in 2005.