Family & Lifestyle
SCOTUS and Senate, Being a Stepdad, Men and GriefThe Matt Townsend Show
- Jun 26, 2017 4:00 pm
SCOTUS and Senate (16:19) Joe Cannon is the CEO of the Fuel Freedom Foundation, former Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, past assistant administrator in the US EPA, and editor of the Deseret News. Joe Cannon discusses the last week of the Supreme Court session and the Senate Health bill. Joshua Gold - Being a Stepdad (1:05:38) Joshua M. Gold, Ph.D., a Professor of Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Gold's research interests include spirituality in counseling, family counseling especially with stepfamilies, and common factors research. He is the author of Stepping In, Stepping Out: Creating Stepfamily Rhythm. Today, over 50 percent of families include partners who have remarried or recoupled, and 1,300 stepfamilies are being formed every day. The most common composition of stepfamilies – about 85 percent – consists of a mother, her biological children, and a stepfather. The process of integrating the stepfather into the family can be difficult. Dr. Gold talks about some of the misconceptions that some stepfathers have as they join an existing family group. Rick Belden - Men and Grief (1:52:31) Rick Belden is a respected explorer and chronicler of the psychology and inner lives of men. He has been writing for most of his life and exploring the use of creative expression, dreamwork, personal mythology, and listening to the body as tools for self-healing since 1989. His book, Iron Man Family Outing: Poems about Transition into a More Conscious Manhood, is widely used in the United States and internationally by therapists, counselors, and men's groups as an aid in the exploration of masculine psychology and men's issues, and as a resource for men who grew up in dysfunctional, abusive, or neglectful family systems. Rick joins Dr. Matt Townsend to discuss the important topic of helping men deal with grief.