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APC: Psychotherapy with Men

Samuel Wan, PhD, 
is Director of Training for the Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Training Program at the San Francisco VA Health Care System and Clinical Supervisor with the Substance Use and PTSD (SUPT) Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his doctoral internship with the VA Boston Healthcare System (formerly the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology) and postdoctoral fellowship in Substance Use Disorders at the SFVAHCS. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and BA in Psychology from the Univ. of California, Berkeley. As team member of the SUPT clinic, Dr. Wan performs a range of clinical, administrative, and educational activities focused on the assessment, management, and treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders and PTSD in the Veteran population. Dr. Wan’s clinical interests include substance use disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, multicultural psychology, and gender issues. Dr. Wan is Past-President and Treasurer of the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders (AVAPL). He was also Chair of the Conference Planning Committee for the 17
th and 18th Annual VA Psychology Leadership Conferences (2014-2015) and remains a planning committee member.  He is the Chair-Elect for the VA Psychology Training Council and former member of the VAPTC’s Multicultural and Diversity Committee. He is former Member-At-Large for Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity). In 2014, Dr. Wan was awarded a Presidential Citation by APA President, Dr. Nadine Kaslow, and in 2012, he was selected to receive the James Besyner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to VA Psychology by the AVAPL. In 2008-09, Dr. Wan was an Early Career Leadership Fellow with the Asian American Psychological Association, a leadership development program that he subsequently co-chaired for several years.


Overview and Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

1. Describe Gender Constructs

2. Describe Gender Roles and Norms

3. Describe the concepts related to Extremism and Gender

4. Describe the Intersectionality of Gender and other Identities

5. Describe 2 Measures and the role of clinicians in working to address the needs of men and boys.

References Subset:

  • (2018). APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men. 36 pp. American Psychological Association.
  • Addis, M. E., Reigeluth, C. S., & Schwab, J. R. (2016). Social norms, social construction, and the psychology of men and masculinity. In Y. J. Wong & S. R. Wester (Eds.), APA handbook of men and masculinities (pp. 82–104). American Psychological Association.
  • Levant, R.F., & Wong, Y.J. (Eds.) (2017) The Psychology of Men and Masculinities, American Psychological Association.
  • Levant, R. F., & Pryor, S. (2020). The tough standard: The hard truths about masculinity and violence. Oxford University Press.
  • Liu, T., & Wong, Y. J. (2018). The intersection of race and gender: Asian American men’s experience of discrimination. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 19(1), 89–101.
  • Mahalik, J. R., Locke, B. D., Ludlow, L. H., Diemer, M. A., Scott, R. P., Gottfried, M., & Freitas, G. (2003). Development of the conformity to masculine norms inventory. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 4(1), 3–25.
  • Quam, S., VanHook, C., Szoko, N., Passarello, A., Miller, E., & Culyba, A. J. (2020). Racial identity, masculinities, and violence exposure: Perspectives from male adolescents in marginalized neighborhoods. The Journal of Adolescent Health, 67(5), 638–644.
  • Rogers, B. K., Sperry, H. A., & Levant, R. F. (2015). Masculinities among African American men: An intersectional perspective. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 16(4), 416–425.
  • Thomas, A., Hammond, W. P., & Kohn-Wood, L. P. (2015). Chill, be cool man: African American men, identity, coping, and aggressive ideation. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(3), 369–379.
Course Access

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Course Content


1. View the recorded presentation (60-75 minutes).




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Post Survey


5. 90 days following your completion of this activity, you will receive a survey (2 questions) to ask about changes in your practice.


Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Mar 09, 2027
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1.5 Attendance Credits