Franklin

Counseling a black male client for perfectionism and insecurity [electronic resource].

Other Title:
APA PsycTHERAPY.
Publication:
[Washington, D.C.] : American Psychological Association, 2014.
Format/Description:
Video
1 streaming video file (51 min., 12 sec.)
Subjects:
Self-esteem in men.
Group identity.
Eclectic psychotherapy.
Medical subjects:
Self Concept.
Social Identification.
Psychotherapy.
Form/Genre:
Streaming videos.
Summary:
William, a 35-year-old Black man, opens this session by talking about his shyness, insecurity, and low self-esteem around people--particularly around Black women. Using Integrative Therapy techniques, Dr. Anderson J. Franklin discovers that most of the client's presenting problems stem from school-age bullying. Yet most of the client's diffidence, as Dr. Franklin discovers, is attributable to William's conscious defiance of the Black male stereotype in all facets of social identity--from dress and general lifestyle tropes to the selection of friends and prospective relationships with women. William explains that he uses "lots of empathy" and understanding with other people and adjusts his persona appropriately. (He holds up President Obama as a role model for all Black men.) Yet he may be overcompensating for imagined negative stereotypes, resulting in social rejection and "inauthenticity."
Notes:
Part of the APA PsycTHERAPY collection.
Contributor:
Franklin, Anderson J.
American Psychological Association.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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