Men in (and out of) therapy: central concepts, emerging directions, and remaining challenges

J Clin Psychol. 2005 Jun;61(6):627-31. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20098.


This article introduces the special issue on recent conceptual, practical, and research developments relevant to men and therapy. The paper reviews the considerable shifts that have emerged in our understanding and measurement of masculinity as it pertains to men's health and therapy. In addition, this introduction outlines the primary focus of each article in this special issue and describes the general guidelines offered to the contributors. Collectively, these special-issue articles describe promising paradigms, provide useful examples, and stress the need for further research on men, masculinity, and the therapeutic process.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gender Identity
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Health
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy / trends*
  • United States