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Although rates of PTSD are lower among men relative to women in the general US population, men are exposed to more traumatic events across their lifetime. Men may express trauma reactions in ways that differ from women, with greater tendencies toward externalized distress (i.e., substance abuse, aggression or violence, and compulsive sexual behaviors). The processes of gender role socialization operate throughout childhood and into adulthood, often overtly discouraging male expressions of distress and vulnerability, while promoting self-reliance, risk-taking, and “toughness.” Issues related to stoicism, perceived stigma associated with mental health concerns, and alexithymia (i.e., the ability to identify and communicate emotions) may obscure many men’s post-traumatic difficulties and represent barriers to help-seeking, treatment-engagement, and response to psychotherapy. As such, when men with trauma histories do present for treatment, the course of psychotherapy is often very challenging for both patients and therapists.

Trainer: Matthew Jakupcak, Ph.D.


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