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Big Shoulders, Deep Studies, and Masculinities with Matt Englar-Carlson – Act 2

Matt Englar-Carlson is back for part two of our conversation - an introspective journey into healthy masculinity where Matt shares hard-earned wisdom on navigating the changing landscape of modern manhood. With humor and heart, he recounts how confronting rigid notions of masculinity in his work as a therapist sparked a personal quest to redefine what it means to be a good man. Matt and I dig into the transformative power of deep male friendships, the myth of the lone cowboy, and why we must teach boys to embrace their full range of emotions. I'm moved by Matt's vision of a future where men break free from the confines of traditional gender roles to live richer, more connected lives, and he leaves us with a powerful call to action - take the first step, however small, toward building your tribe and showing up as your most authentic self.


Dr. Matt Englar-Carlson is Professor of counseling at the California State University at Fullerton. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 51: Society for Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity). As a scholar, teacher, and clinician, Dr. Englar-Carlson is passionate about training and teaching care providers to work more effectively with their male clients. He has over 35 publications and 60 national and international presentations, most of which are focused on men and masculinity and diversity issues in psychological training and practice. Dr. Englar-Carlson co-edited the books In the Room With Men: A Casebook of Therapeutic ChangeCounseling Troubled Boys: A Guidebook for Professionals, and the forthcoming A Counselor’s Guide to Working With Men. He was featured as the guest expert in the 2010 APA-produced DVD Engaging Men in Psychotherapy. He is also the co-editor of the 24-volume monograph series Theories of Psychotherapy (APA) that features the world’s leading authorities on various theoretical approached to psychotherapy. In 2007 he was named the Researcher of the Year by the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.

His editorial board service includes being an editorial board member for the Psychology of Men and Masculinity (2006-2011), the Journal of Social Action (2008- current), The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families (1994- 2005), a board member for The Journal of Individual Psychology(1994-2000) and a contributing editor (2000-2007), an advisory board member for Counseling and Human Development (2006-2008), and a board member on the Advisory Board for the Men and Masculinity Series, Routledge Press.  He was also selected to the ACA Task Force on Sexual Minority Youth in Schools from 2004-2006. He is also a member of the APA Working Group to Develop Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men. As a clinician, he has worked children, adults, and families in school, community, and university mental health settings.