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The Boys Are Not Alright: The Intersection of Masculine Identity and Children's Mental Health

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The Boys Are Not Alright: The Intersection of Masculine Identity and Children's Mental Health

Clinicians often work with male-identifying clients, so it is important that they have an understanding of sociocultural concepts of masculinity, how they relate to children’s mental health, and successful counseling strategies when working with school-aged, male-identifying children. This training will help practitioners gain a deeper understanding of male identity development during the school-age years and be able to identify intersectional challenges that school-aged, male-identifying children face. Counseling skills and clinical interventions when working with this population will also be explored. This training will include a mixture of lecture, discussion, PowerPoint slides, and polls.



Date: Friday, August 2nd, 2024

Time: 10:00am-12:15pm CT

/Check-In: 9:45am CT

                          Location: Training Institute at Washburn Center for Children

                                            1100 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

                         Price: $40

                         Credits: 2 CEUs*

                                      *Approved by MN Board of Social Work, MN Board of Psychology, MN Board of

                                      Behavioral Health and Therapy, & MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy



Max Utterberg, LPCC, Ph.D. Candidate (he/him/his)

Max is a school-based therapist with Washburn Center for Children at Westwood Elementary in Bloomington, and a PhD candidate with Oregon State University in counselor education and supervision. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and an approved clinical supervisor in Minnesota. Max's dissertation focuses on representations of masculinity within the media. He is particularly interested in the intersection of masculine identity and children's mental health. Max has presented for both teachers and mental health professionals on a variety of topics, including technology and kids, suicide prevention, advocacy, and masculinity.

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