Asking the Right Questions in the Wake of Las Vegas

Randy Flood, co-founder and director with Charlie Donaldson of the Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Mascupathy shares a column co-written with his associates—Al Heystek and Otha Brown—for the Fountain Hill Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What motivates mass shooters to do what they do? It’s a question America has been asking with increasing […]

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 […]

Women's March on Washington

Why March the Women’s March

Why am I, as a man, going to D.C. for the Woman’s March on Washington?  First it’s important that we support and walk with a collection of people who hold firmly to the idea that women’s rights and empowerment are human rights.  Although there is plenty of historical evidence for me to engage in a […]

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 […]

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 […]