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Publication Date

12-1-2010

Abstract

Wen-wu is a Chinese conceptualization of masculinity that strikes a balance between wen (i.e., literary strength) and wu (i.e., physical strength). This concept can be readily applied to a mental health setting when working with male clients. The present treatise outlines the concept of wen-wu and provides suggestions for use in clinical work. Applying this concept in counseling promotes the construction of wellness plans and facilitates discussions about masculinity.

Recommended Citation

Schermer, T. W. (2010). Wen-Wu in Counseling with Men, Michigan Journal of Counseling, 37(2), 13-17. doi:10.22237/mijoc/1291161720

DOI

10.22237/mijoc/1291161720

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