A Self Psychological Conceptualization for Traditional Gender Role Men and Considerations in Couples Treatment

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Shelly Smith-Acuna

Second Advisor

Fernand Lubuguin

Third Advisor

Marleen Williams


Men's Issues, Assessment, Qualitative research, Case study, Self psychology


The study of masculinity and its impact on men’s psychological development and subsequent functioning has become more prevalent in the last few decades. This area of research has begun to introduce psychological interventions specific to men in treatment settings. Masculinity, like any socially constructed phenomena, is a fluid concept with overlapping variables and characteristics that are specific to what is learned from one’s social, cultural, and familial environment. According to Tremblay & L’Heureux (2005):

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37 pages

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