The Men's Group 
The Emerging Psychology of Men   

In the next meeting of the Men's Group on Saturday, June 6, 2015 (10:45 AM to 12:00 PM), I will introduce participants to the newly-emerging psychology of men.  Numerous psychologists and writers who I will discuss are now turning their attention to the specific emotional needs and issues of men, including anger, shame, regret, false-self patterns, co-dependence and narcissism.  In my view, at the core of this work is the distinction between "memory" and "live emotion," which I will elaborate on in the meeting on Saturday.  Most men harbor unresolved live emotion which negatively impacts their current lives and is never fully translated into the resolved psychic state known as "memory."  The emerging psychology of men offers hope in finally providing men with the knowledge base and pathway to broach this transition and achieve greater psychological and relational health.  To register to attend this group on Saturday, June 6, 2015, please see the directions below. 

 

The Dating and Relationship Group 

Your Love Quotient

In previous meetings of the Dating and Relationship Group, attendees have completed questionnaires assessing their "attachment style" (ways we related to significant others) and "early maladaptive schemas" (dominant approaches to life given early developmental history stresses).  In the next meeting of the Dating and Relationship Group on Saturday, June 6, 2015 (12:00 to 1:15 PM), I will describe how one's reactivity to situations and relationships can be categorized and understood psychologically.  The combination of these three psychological processes (attachment style, early maladaptive schemas, and form of reactivity) creates your "love quotient" - literally the degree to which you are capable of certain degrees of intimacy with certain types of persons. Understanding your love quotient will hopefully facilitate a greater degree of awareness and positive decision-making in your relational life. To register to attend this group on Saturday, June 6, 2015, please see the directions below. 


 

The next meetings of the Men's Group and the Dating and Relationship Group will be on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at The Water Garden Business Center, 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653.  The fee is $25.00.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP ASAP to Dr. Tobin at 949-338-4388 or jt@jamestobinphd.com as space is limited in each group to the first 14 persons who register to attend. The Men's Group will be at 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM noon, and the Dating and Relationship Group at 12:00 noon to 1:15 PM. 

James Tobin, Ph.D., PSY 22074 | 949-338-4388 | jt@jamestobinphd.com 
Website: jamestobinphd.com
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