CAS027 - Counseling Men w/ Dr. Jeffrey Smith - Airdate 7/6/2006

Contributing Editor:

Dr. Theresa O'Halloran has been a counselor since 1989 and a counselor educator since 1997. Dr. O'Halloran's work as a counselor focuses on treatment of addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety, and communication skills with adolescent and adult individuals, couples and families. Her research and writing focuses on issues in counselor training, multiculturalism, and career development.


Jeffrey Maurice Smith is an Associate Professor and Director of the Counselor Education Program at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Smith received his undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral training at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Dr. Smith investigates “men’s use and avoidance of mental health counseling services” employing both quantitative and qualitative research designs. He has articles, a book chapter, abstracts, and citations in the 2001 Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health and counseling-related issues.

Selected Works:

Resources either cited in the podcast or germane to the topic of men and counseling.

Bennett, M. (1995). Why don’t men come to counseling? Some speculative theories. Counselling, 10(4) 310-313.

Borg, M.B., Jr. (2002). The Avalon Garden Men’s Association: A community health psychology case study. Journal of Health Psychology, 7(3) 345-357.

Brown, S. (2001). What makes men talk about health? Journal of Gender Studies, 10(2) 187-195.

Gladding, S.T. (2004). Counseling: A comprehensive profession (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, Merrill, Prentice Hall.

Good, G.E., Dell, D.M., & Mintz, L.B. (1989). Male role and gender conflict: Relations to help-seeking in men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 36, 295-300.

Kopp, R.R. (1995). Metaphor therapy: Using client-generated metaphors in Psychotherapy. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Pederson, P.B., Draguns, J.G., Lonner, W.J., & Trimble, J.E. (Eds.). (1996). Counseling across cultures (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Shay, J.J. (1996). “Okay, I’m here, but I’m not talking!”: Psychotherapy with the reluctant male. Psychotherapy, 33(3) 503-513.

Smith, J.M. (2004). Adolescent males’ view on the use of mental health counseling services. Adolescence, 39(153) 77-82.

Smith, J.M. (2003). Great expectations: African American men speak of their counseling experiences. The Nebraska Counselor, XXXIV(1) 14-26.

Walter, J.L., & Peller, J.E. (1992). Becoming solution-focused in brief therapy. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Wong, J.Y., & Rochlen, A.B. (2005). Demystifying men’s emotional behavior: New directions and implications for counseling and research. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 6(1) 62-72.

Zeig, J.K. (Ed.). (1994). Ericksonian methods: The essence of the story. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Music used in this podcast:

Jaime Beauchamp - "Memorial Day" obtained from the Podsafe Music Network - Link to music

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