This interview with Mark Forman, PhD., was featured near the end of last year in Vanessa Fisher's "Dancing in the Liminal Dialogue Series: A Global, Border-Crossing Inquiry into Art, Activism, Spirituality & Leadership for the 21st Century."
Vanessa's interviews are excellent, and Mark is a good guest for her dialogue series. Mark moderated an excellent panel discussion on Integral Masculinity at the 2010 Integral Theory and Practice Conference, on which I was one of several panelists (along with Pelle Billing, Diane Hamilton, Gilles Herrada, and Bert Parlee). Mark is the author of A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy: Complexity, Integration, and Spirituality in Practice, published in 2010 by SUNY Press.
Revisioning Men's Worth: A Critical Exploration of the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Men and Masculininty in the New Millienium: An Interview with Mark Forman
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Mark Forman, PhD., is the Clinical Director of Life Design Centre, an innovative psychotherapy studio dedicated to changing the lives of individuals, couples, children, and families. He is also the Executive Director of MetaIntegral’s Psychotherapy Center and the Lead Organizer of their Integral Theory Conference, the world’s largest academic conference devoted to Integral theory and its application.
In this dialogue, I interview Mark on his views regarding the unique challenges and opportunities facing men and masculinity in the 21st Century. We critically examine cultural discourses surrounding the shifting historical roles of masculinity and femininity, explore the impact of feminism on men over the last 50 years, and point towards new directions of inquiry for men's role in the future.
Mark is a long-term practitioner of both yoga and meditation, having studied intensively under several prominent teachers, including Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and Kenneth Folk.
His latest book, A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy: Complexity, Integration, and Spirituality in Practice was published in 2010 by SUNY Press. Mark is also currently co-editing, along with Michael Raffanti and Toni Gregory, the first ever text on Integral Diversity, entitled Integral Approaches to Diversity Dynamics: Exploring the Maturation of Diversity Theory and Practice.
*This Dialogue was recorded on November 12, 2012