Religion, Spirituality, and Masculinity

  • 13 Sep 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • Live Webinar
  • 65


  • Discounted rate for Students, Clergy & Religious members.

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Presented by:  Anthony Isacco, PhD

When: September 13, 2019  9:00 am - 12:15 pm EST 

Where: Live Webinar via Zoom 

Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors

Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members. 

CE Credit: 3 CE's are available for an additional $20. Please make sure you purchase CE credits prior to the start of the webinar. Go to this link to register for CE credits:  

Handouts: CPA CE Workshop 9 13 19 FINAL.pdfIsacco RS Men Health 2013.pdfIsacco mens health and masculinity 2008.pdfauthorflyer_Religion, Spirituality, and Masculinity.pdf


Religion, Spirituality, and Masculinity provides concrete, practical suggestions for mental health professionals. Drawing from decades of clinical experience working with men and interdisciplinary insights from psychology, sociology, religion, and more, the workshop will cover some of the most salient aspects of men’s mental and spiritual health.

The workshop will focus on topics such as men’s relationships to religion and to masculinity, shame, and forgiveness, and concerns such as pornography use and drifting between religious affiliations. In addition to relevant theory and research, the workshop will include case studies and clear, science-informed strategies that can be incorporated into everyday practice in ways that improve men’s health and wellbeing.


9:00 to 10:30 - Content/Questions

-       Overview of Men’s Health

-       Review of relevant masculinity theories, constructs, and related research.

-       Review of relevant religious/spirituality constructs and associations with masculinity and men’s health.

-       Q/A

10:30 to 10:45 – Break

10:45 to 12:15 - Content/Questions

-       Insights for Clinical Practice

a)    Conceptualization

b)    Assessment tools and approaches

c)    Intervention techniques, strategies, and guidelines

-       Application to Case Study

-       Q/A

    Learning Objectives

        ·         Describe health disparities between men and women.

        ·         Apply theories and research about male gender socialization to their clinical practice with men.

        ·         Integrate masculinity, religiosity, and spirituality factors into their conceptualizations, assessments, and interventions with male clients.

          Anthony Isacco, PhD is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and Associate Professor in the Graduate Psychology Programs at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. His clinical practice is focused on the psychological assessment of Catholic deacons, seminarians, and women religious. He has published widely in academic journals in the area of the psychology of men’s health and has conducted empirical studies focused on Catholic priests and their health and well-being. He is the co-author of All In: Breaking Barriers to Discerning the Priesthood (2018, Lambing Press) and Religion, Spirituality, & Masculinity: New Insights for Counselors (2019, Routledge).  He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Catholic Psychotherapist Association (CPA), and the co-coordinator of the CPA Seminary Assessment Special Interest Group.  

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