Male Expressions of Anger in a Clinical Context: A Case Study
Date of Award
Doctoral Research Paper
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Laura Meyer, Ph.D.
Second Committee Member
Brian Beaumund, Psy.D.
Third Committee Member
Jamie Shapiro, Ph.D.
Male anger, Intersubjectivity
Copyright held by the author. Permanently suppressed.
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.
Gothro, Alison, "Male Expressions of Anger in a Clinical Context: A Case Study" (2019). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 352.