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Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.
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Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D., is professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University and a licensed clinical psychologist. He holds a diplomate from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists, is a certified group therapist by the National Registry and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

He has author of Finding Meaning, Facing Fears, (Impact Publishing, 2012) and other books, including The Measure of a Man; Becoming a Father: Social, Developmental, and Clinical Perspectives (Book of the Year, The American Journal of Nursing); When Men Are Pregnant; Brief Group Treatment: A Practical Guide for Counselors and Therapists; and Trance on Trial (Manfred S. Guttmacher Award for Literary Excellence in Law and Psychiatry).

His research interests focus on life transitions: the post-midlife transition; the transition to college and couples’ transition to family and fatherhood. He makes frequent media appearances to discuss men’s issues, pregnancy, intimacy, aging and psychological issues in finance and family businesses.

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Your First Father's Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 3:22 PM

Rob is due to be a dad in about a month. J.T.'s first child should arrive in time for Thanksgiving. Carlos will be celebrating his first Father's day with his 2-month-old son. For them and their partners, this Father's Day will have special meaning.

Becoming a father may be...

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Rethinking Syria: An Open Letter to President Obama

(4) Comments | Posted September 1, 2013 | 6:18 PM

We write this with some temerity and a large dose of humility. We do not have any access to the intelligence, the pressures or the implications of world politics, nor the broad scope of U.S. interests. Neither of us have ever before composed such a letter, yet we feel compelled...

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Facing the Fears of the Unknown

(7) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 11:45 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

Candy Chang's marvelous experiment in community building in New Orleans provides an excellent opportunity for us all to reflect on what we want to do before...

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A Curmudgeon's Valentine's Day Primer for Guys

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 4:32 PM

For Julius Caesar in ancient Rome, the Ides of March was not the best of days. For modern American men, it is mid-February that portends relational danger.

Greeting Card manufacturers, florists, confectioners, warm climate travel agents, jewelry merchants (diamonds are, again, a girl's best friend) and as a sign...

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Jon Stewart Is Fifty! Jon Stewart Is Fifty!: What Milestone Birthdays Really Mean

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2013 | 5:48 AM

Comedian, satirist and "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart has quizzically remarked several times since Thanksgiving that he is now 50. He says it with what appears to be a combination of amazement, amusement, perplexity and near disbelief. Almost as if, by saying it aloud on a national scale, it will...

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Boomers Resolutions for 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 11:42 AM

In a recent study of hundreds of baby boomers, it became evident to me that many have had to adjust their expectations on longevity and financial resources. Far fewer are living the retirement of their parents' generation, or the one they personally anticipated.

With this reality in mind,...

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Sex Advice For Boomers

(24) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 5:45 PM

I have news for the 79 million baby boomers in America -- you're getting older, and you are no longer the "sex, drugs and rock and roll generation." You are the Viagra and "golden oldies" generation, and there are significant implications to this transformation.

Yours is the...

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