Engaging Men in Attachment-Focused Therapy: Exploring the Neurobiology of Sex Differences

an AEDP Workshop at Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2016, in Washington, DC

with Diana Fosha, PhD

Far fewer men than women are making use of psychotherapy, even though the rate of serious problems among men—such as alcoholism, ADHD, and suicidality—are far higher. One reason is that basic therapeutic practices are more congruent with women’s ways of engaging than with men’s. Making use of clinical videotapes, this workshop will show you how to work with men’s attachment trauma and intense emotions, and simultaneously undo the shame men often feel about being in therapy.

You’ll Learn To:

  • Use gender-specific, attachment-based interventions to engage men more fully in the therapeutic process
  • Incorporate the practice of dyadic mindfulness to consolidate therapeutic gains, foster resilience, and deepen the experience of feeling seen, felt, and understood
  • Apply meta-therapeutic processing to help men explore their experience in the moment, especially when positive change occurs, in ways that can feel empowering

Meet the Presenters

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Additional Things You May Need to Know

This workshop takes place from 11am – 1pm and 3pm – 5pm and is part of Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2016, taking place on Day 2 of the four day event (March 17-20, 2016). For 39 years, the Networker Symposium has been psychotherapy’s essential conference, the largest and most celebrated annual meeting in our field. With 130 workshops, a faculty of over 100 of the field’s leading contributors, and 3,500 of its most creative and inquiring practitioners, the Symposium is the place therapists go year after year to catch up on the latest advances in the field.

Check out the Symposium’s web site for all the important details like directions, food options and lodging during your stay.

Fee and Credits

Registration options for the Symposium:

  • Full PASS* (3 Days): $499
  • Full PASS+* (4 Days): $599
  • DAY RATE: $219

Register for the Symposium

*Includes 17-hour bonus video: Best of the 2015 Symposium

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Event Details:


11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington DC,

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