The Power of Shame in Men Who Are Depressed: Implications for Counselors
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013
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Journal of Counseling & Development
Special Issue: Special Issue: Men in Counseling
Volume 91, Issue 4, pages 451–457, October 2013
How to Cite
Shepard, D. S. and Rabinowitz, F. E. (2013), The Power of Shame in Men Who Are Depressed: Implications for Counselors. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91: 451–457. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2013.00117.x
- Issue published online: 17 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013
- Received 01/30/12; Revised 06/19/12; Accepted 08/29/12
Socialization processes leave many men prone to experience pervasive feelings of shame when confronted by challenging life events. These feelings may be associated with a depressed mood, requiring the help of a counselor. The authors review the literature on shame, its relationship to depression, and the socialization experiences that leave men vulnerable to shame. They then propose a framework and strategies for reducing shame in depressed men, illustrated with 3 case studies.