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Understanding Trauma Can Make Your Life Better

At the Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Mascupathy, and in our clinical practices, we work to help men identify and grow the positive aspects of their masculinity and, at the same time, alleviate the debilitating and destructive parts of conventional manhood. We often find that childhood or adult traumas have exacerbated our clients’ […]

Programs for Relational and Sexual Health

Building sexual integrity.  Healing minds and hearts. Randy Flood and Charlie Donaldson have for many years provided treatment for men who struggle with sexual addiction and the use of pornography.  Randy’s program at the Men’s Resource Center, Transformations Toward a Healthy Sexuality, and Charlie’s protocol, the Specialized Program for Relational Health, use this six-part treatment […]

Trump Brings Toxic Masculinity Front and Center

At the Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Mascupathy, we work to expose toxic and other wayward masculinities, increase understanding, and help men find a new and healthier masculinity. The ongoing presidential campaign provides an excellent example of what mascupathy – a disease of masculinity – can look like. Donald Trump’s uniquely outlandish and […]

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 […]

Society and Sexually-frustrated Young Men

When Bill Maher made the statement that mass shootings are being committed by sexually-frustrated young men, I took the opportunity to agree and move the conversation forward. In response to your New Rules commentary of October 16, I just wanted to say “thank you.” It’s terrific that you, too, are tired of the timeworn explanations […]

Manly Games and Mascupathic Behavior

Politics has been rightly called a blood sport, a manly game, but seldom have we seen more hyper-masculine bravura and blood-letting than in the most recent Republican debates. The Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Mascupathy is not a political organization; we do not side with one party or the other. However, calling out […]