Men, Relationships and Conflict

​Men in Therapy in the 21st Century

a FREE workshop offered to the public during

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

with David Wexler, Ph.D.

​Registration is required

$60 for 6 CE hours (see provider list below)

October 14, 2016      8:30 am - 4 pm  

Mary Agatha Furth Center,  8400 Old Redwood Hwy
Windsor, CA 95492

Traditional models of psychotherapy and couples’ therapy have often fallen short in trying to reach men, and in recognizing defenses and strengths that men bring with them into relationships. Dr. David Wexler’s innovative workshop will focus on contemporary and creative perspectives on male psychology and particularly on how to reach men and bring out their best qualities—even in cases of domestic violence.

Interweaving popular film clips with the latest theory and research about men’s psychology, Dr. Wexler will illuminate men’s issues from a compassionate, self psychological perspective. Particular emphasis will be placed on the “broken mirror” phenomenon and research about the ways men turn to women excessively for validation of the self. You will learn how the traditional notions of masculinity (the “Guy Code”) keep men away from the therapist’s office and inhibit men trying to benefit from counseling and therapy. In this invaluable workshop, you will be offered a rich understanding of male violence towards women, male depression, everyday men trying to manage their relationships, male shame, male expectations, and male emotions. The presentation will also focus on user-friendly language and imagery for men, and framing positive changes as part of a “masculine” narrative.

David B. Wexler, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego, specializing in the treatment of relationships in conflict. He is the founding Executive Director of the non-profit Relationship Training Institute designed to provide training, 
consultation, treatment, and research in the field of relationship development and relationship enhancement.  

Dr. Wexler is an internationally-recognized expert on men’s issues and relationship development.  He authored numerous books and articles on men’s issues, including When Good Men Behave Badly, Is He Depressed or What?, Men In Therapy: New Approaches for Effective Treatment, and The STOP Program for treatment of domestic violence. The California Psychological Association has designated Dr. Wexler as a Master Lecturer, and he received the prestigious award of Practitioner of the Year from the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a division of the American Psychological Association.

He has been featured on the Dr. Phil show, the TODAY show, in the Washington Post, “O” magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men’s Health, and on hundreds of radio and TV programs throughout the world.  Find more information about Dr. Wexler at

We are proud to be sponsoring this workshop with  


​6 ​CE hours - $60 
Provider is approved by:
The CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 165751
The CA Board of Behavioral Science, Provider #PCE 4477
American Psychological Association, #48533100
CA  Assoc for Alcohol/Drug Educators, Provider #CPA 40902 C 0613
The Association for Addiction Professionals, Provider #513 
National Board for Certified Counselors, Provider #6181


or 707-481-3568


  •   Utilize research regarding typology of male and female domestic violence offenders in                   designing interventions for perpetrators and victims. 
  •   Recognize the defenses and perception of shame that keep men from confronting                       their emotions.
  •   Develop enhanced skills in building a therapeutic relationship with men based on                         straight-forward guidance and “guy talk,” (not therapy-speak).
  •   Use specific techniques to counteract male relational dread and coach men to communicate           in a related way.
  •  Generate innovative strategies to enhance authenticity and intimacy experiences for men.