AARON ROCHLEN, Ph.D.
CONSULTANT TO THE AUSTIN MEN'S CENTER
Licensed Counseling Psychologist
B.S. University of Michigan, Ph.D. University of Maryland
Research and Academic Interests
I'm an Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas. I teach courses in psychological assessment and counseling theories both at the graduate and undergraduate level. At UT, my main research area involves addressing men's underutilization of counseling services including alternative ways of marketing and providing therapy to "counseling resistant men." Hence, from a personal, professional, and research perspective, I am acutely aware of the difficulty that men generally have in seeking help from a counselor (or anyone else). I find this to be an important and timely issue and have found ways to incorporate what I've learned into my work as a Psychologist. For example, I will also often acknowledge and discuss this difficulty as well as the struggle men often have in "opening up" and being more expressive and emotional in relationships.
These articles tend to be for more "academic" audiences. However, I do feel they have some relevance (I hope) for the more general public. In addition, I will occasionally refer clients to some other readings that I feel are particularly relevant for their concerns.
Rochlen, A. B. (2004). Using dreams to work with male clients: Exploring common
benefits, challenges, and content themes. In C. Hill's A Cognitive-Experiential Approach to Dream Interpretation. American Psychological Association.
Wong, Y. J. & Rochlen, A. B. (in press). Demystifying the inexpressive male:New directions and implications for counseling and research. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
Rochlen, A. B. (in press). Introduction: Men in (and out) of therapy: New
directions and remaining challenges. Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Rochlen, A. B. & Hoyer, W. D. (in press). Marketing Mental Health to Men:
Theoretical and practical considerations. Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Rochlen, A. B., Land, L. N., & Wong, Y. J. (in press). Male restrictive emotionality
and evaluations of online versus face-to-face counseling. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
Rochlen, A. B., & Mahalik, J. R. (in press). Women's Perceptions of Male Partners'Gender Role Conflict as a Predictor of Psychological Well-Being and Relationship Satisfaction. Psychology of Men and Masculinity
Please contact me if you have any questions. I welcome contact via e-mail. However, do be aware that e-mail is not a confidential or protected method of communication.