Sunday, March 17, 10:00 AM.
The CBS Men’s Club presents Matthew Paradise, Ph.D., featured psychotherapist on The Learning Channel’s My 600lb Life.
“Masculinity Today.” What does it mean to be a man in 2019? The buzzword these days seems to be “toxic masculinity,” which seems a surefire way to close off conversation! But it might be a good time to discuss the current state of “masculinity,” whatever that might be. Certainly, men’s roles and expectations for men have changed in the last 50 years, and men can be forgiven if they are confused about how they are seen and how they should see themselves. This seems to be a topic ripe for discussion, almost a “State of the Gender” address.
The breakfast is free for Men’s Club members, $5 for non-members and includes a hot breakfast.
Matthew Paradise graduated with honors in Psychology from Stanford University. He was a Research Science Specialist at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Stanford University Medical Center prior to beginning graduate study in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. While there, he earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and completed a Psychology Residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His graduate training included clinical specializations in cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, adolescent development, and health-related psychology including addictions and compulsive behavior.
Dr. Paradise was an assistant professor in the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Training Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro before establishing his private practice in Houston, Texas. In addition to his current clinical work, he is a member of the teaching faculty at the University of St. Thomas’s School of Education and Human Services where he instructs and supervises graduate students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CHMC) Program.
He is a clinical generalist, with interests in adolescents/young adults, family therapy including marital conflict/divorce, and addiction. Dr. Paradise has also published in the areas of developmental psychopathology, risk-taking, and adolescence. He been quoted in local and national media on topics such as healthy development, relationships, and the transition to adulthood, and has been a featured psychotherapist on The Learning Channel’s My 600lb Life.
To read more about this month's speaker, visit Dr. Paradise's website.