The Men's Center Approach: Ecological Interventions for College Men's Health
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 499–507, October 2013
How to Cite
Shen-Miller, D. S., Isacco, A., Davies, J. A., St. Jean, M. and Phan, J. L. (2013), The Men's Center Approach: Ecological Interventions for College Men's Health. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91: 499–507. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2013.00123.x
- Issue published online: 17 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013
- Received 02/12/12; Revised 08/03/12; Accepted 08/20/12
- college men's health;
- men's center approach;
- possible masculinities;
- ecological model
Despite significant advancements in the counseling and study of the psychology of men, few researchers have addressed intersections among men's contexts, development, and health (Courtenay, 2011; O'Neil, 2008). The authors used Bronfenbrenner's ecological model (1979, 1986) to explore the relationships between masculinity ideology and adverse health outcomes. The ecological model is integrated with the men's center approach (Davies, Shen-Miller, & Isacco, 2010) and “possible masculinities,” both of which can guide counselors in the design and implementation of systemic, culturally sensitive interventions for college men.