Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) is presented as an intervention tailored to the underlying neurobiology of men's common mental health problems. To explore this statement, the concepts of implicit emotion regulation and its parallels with defense mechanisms are developed. The procedure of the approach is sketched and a clinical vignette demonstrates its applicability to the common presentation of externalizing behaviors and reactive aggression in boys. The externalizing behaviors and aggressions of male children are understood as maladaptive products of an underdeveloped implicit emotion regulation system. Implications for the creation of a therapeutic approach developed in relation to the neurobiology of men is presented as a transition into the following two chapters.
|Title of host publication||Neurobiology of Men's Mental Health|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2015|
- Implicit emotion regulation
- Men's mental health