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About the Institute

The IPTM provides education, intervention, and advocacy for the prevention and treatment of mascupathy.
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Understand the baffling psyches of men and witness as they heal themselves in group therapy rooms.
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What is Mascupathy?

Why does a sunny Sunday afternoon softball game break into fisticuffs? Why does simple affection have to turn into sex?

DSM Finally Acknowledges Matters of the Heart

Most therapists are pretty unhappy with the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. We don’t like to be pigeon-holed into pathologizing our clients with disorders that meet DSM criteria for insurance purposes. We also find that DSM omits huge problems such as sexual addiction and the use of pornography, while including arcane and relatively […]

Flood and Donaldson at American Men’s Studies Association Conference

When the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) holds its 24th annual conference from March 31 – April 3 this year, Charlie Donaldson and Randy Flood will be in attendance, sharing their work on mascupathy. The conference theme, “(Un)Masking Masculinities: Constructing and Deconstructing Representations of Masculinities” is the perfect occasion for them to offer insights into […]

It’s The Masculinity, Stupid!

Running for re-election in 1992, President George H.W. Bush refused to acknowledge how the American people were suffering from an economic recession under his administration. To state the obvious, James Carville, an adviser for then candidate, Bill Clinton, coined the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” This catcall helped Clinton soar to a win, capturing the […]

What People are Saying about our Newest Book

Mascupathy addresses the trap of many men who cling to old models of manhood and wreak havoc on the women and children in their lives. Donaldson and Flood offer knowledgeable and compassionate approaches to helping men extricate themselves from the downward spiral of their lives and to regain their lost humanity.”

“The last half century saw the revolution for women. A new era is upon us, when men are discarding ancient and errant masculinity, and seeking the soul of a new manhood. Mascupathy is an important book – the first to identify the problem, awaken a new consciousness, and usher in men’s second, and much better, act.”

Mascupathy is tragically more normative in men than exceptional. What comes through in this book is the authors’ concern and empathy for the unnecessary suffering of men and so many others. As therapists and regular guys, they see much of this up close and have given all of us a deeper way to think and talk about men’s issues.”

“Donaldson and Flood’s Mascupathy is a clear, deep, and moving exploration of the code of traditional masculinity and the damage it causes in the lives of men, and, through them, the people they love. It is essential reading for any man wishing to understand and free his heart — or any woman who loves him.”

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