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Men have specific gender-related influences that can affect their health and psychological well-being, and it is thus necessary for mental health practitioners to be knowledgeable in effective interventions for working with them. The purpose of this book is to provide a thorough foundation for understanding men's health and risks and the differences between men. It will discuss effective, evidence-based strategies for practitioners to improve the health and well being of boys and men by drawing from a wealth of literature and research in a diverse array of disciplines, as well as from the author's original research designed specifically to examine gender and men's health.
Will Courtenay, PhD, LGSW, is Director of Men's Health Consulting in Oakland, California. He has served on the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the University of California, San Francisco, Medical School.
Table of Contents
|Series Editor's Foreword||p. xi|
|Why Men and Boys get Sick and Die Young|
|Key Determinants of the Health and Well-Being of Men and Boys: An Overview||p. 3|
|Behavioral Factors Associated With Disease, Injury, and Death Among Men: Evidence and Implications for Prevention||p. 43|
|Why Men and Boys do the Things that make them Sick and Kill them|
|Introduction: Who Are the "Men" in "Men's Health"?|
|Engendering Health: The Social Construction of Gendered Health Beliefs and Behaviors||p. 127|
|Constructions of Masculinity and Their Influence on Men's Well-Being: A Theory of Gender and Health||p. 141|
|Introduction: Ethnicity Matters|
|Rural Men's Health: Situating Men's Risk in the Negotiation of Masculinity||p. 171|
|College Men's Health||p. 189|
|Preventive Health Strategies for Men in Prison||p. 209|
|Emerging Research on Men, Masculinity, and Health|
|Introduction: Youth Violence? Let's Call It What It Is|
|Gender and Ethnic Differences in Health Beliefs and Behaviors||p. 229|
|Masculinity and Gender Role Conflict: How They Influence the Likelihood That Men Will Engage in Multiple High-Risk Behaviors||p. 241|
|Measurement of Men's Help Seeking: Development and Evaluation of the Barriers to Help Seeking Scale||p. 251|
|The Drive for Muscularity and Masculinity: Testing the Associations Among Gender Role Traits, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Conflict||p. 271|
|Introduction: Making Health Manly: Social Marketing and Men's Health|
|Counseling Men About Their Health: An Evidence-Based Practice Guideline||p. 289|
|Designing Effective Programs and Services for College Men: Applying the Six-Point HEALTH Plan and Other Evidence-Based Strategies||p. 315|
|Introduction: Teaming Up for the New Men's Health Movement|
|A Global Perspective on Men's Health and Future Directions in Research||p. 337|
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