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April 17, 2020

The following considerations were compiled by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This information is especially sensitive to the major adjustments working adults have had to make and the possible reactions to this collective traumatic experience.

1. Pause:
Because...

November 15, 2019

I wanted to follow up with the last few blogs on emotional intelligence and introduce a term coined over 20 years ago by Ron Levant. Normative Male Alexithymia is defined as “mildly (or sometimes more severely) emotionally shut down (and often depressed) men who strugg...

August 23, 2019

My dad was what you might call a “typical male” father figure. He worked a ton, was rarely home and expressed feelings other than anger or frustration minimally (if at all)—a stereotype that unfortunately has loads of truth in our society. When I became an adult, we go...

June 15, 2019

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For Clinicians

In the spirit of Pride month, I want to talk about how a clinician can put the work of deconstructing heterosexism (from Part 1) into practice. Dr.’s McGeorge and Carlson give specific recommendations for clinicians wanting to more effectively serve the...

May 17, 2019

For clinicians

I was recently introduced to an article by Dr.’s Christi McGeorge and Tom Stone Carlson from North Dakota State University. In their article entitled Deconstructing Heterosexism, they identify an essential component of the work required to become a profic...

April 5, 2019

With the new season of Queer Eye on Netflix I got to thinking. I remember in the first season one of the contestants asking Bobby (i.e. Interior Design) who was the “woman” in his marriage to his husband. Bobby was quick to call him out, and I am glad he did because it...