Male Expressions of Anger in a Clinical Context: A Case Study

Date of Award


Document Type

Doctoral Research Paper

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Laura Meyer

Second Advisor

Brian Beaumund

Third Advisor

Jamie Shapiro


Male anger, Intersubjectivity


The purpose of this doctoral paper is to examine male expressions of anger in a non-therapeutic (public) setting through the lens of intersubjective theory. As a clinician nearing the end of my doctoral training, I have experienced countless instances of expressions of anger from male clients, both subtle and covert (especially in the cases of passive aggressive behavior) or more overtly aggressive. I have found it difficult to deal with these instances and have found myself devoting a great deal of time to understanding and finding a way to respond empathically to such expressions of anger. Much of this has been done through supervision with more seasoned clinicians and also with my fellow classmates and colleagues. I have also spent significant time pursuing outside sources and research, often re-engaging with material that was presented in clinical courses, so that I could start to more fully understand how my male clients had come to be this way, and how I might use that understanding in treatment.

Publication Statement

Copyright held by the author. Permanently suppressed.


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