Masculine Protest is a tendency attributed especially to the human female in the psychology of Alfred Adler to escape from the female role by assuming a masculine role and by dominating others broadly .

It can also be attributed to men as a tendency to compensate for feelings of inferiority or inadequacy by exaggerated overt aggressive behavior.

According to this theory women are typically devalued in comparison to men in many areas of society such as the stigmatization of having a girl baby instead of a boy, women being compensated less for doing the same job as a man, and the pressure to look or act a certain way that is deemed culturally appropriate. A woman who is participating in masculine protest is essentially rejecting these socially constructed norms and refusing to participate in things that are considered ‘feminine.’

2 CE’s MFT Pending

Participants will be able to recognize, assess and learn Intervention skills to help their clients and their families with issues of masculine protest.

Jere Truer, MA, has been on the Adler Graduate School faculty since 2004, and is also an alumnus of the school (1989). Having formerly been on the general faculty until 2012, he resigned that position and moved over to serve students taking individual and group Didactic.

Jere was in private practice in Uptown Minneapolis from 1992 until 2013, but has worked in the mental health field in several capacities since 1977. In 2013, he retired his private practice and moved to Central Colorado where he and his wife have a Bed and Breakfast in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver.

Because of this move, Jere conducts his individual sessions via Skype, or via phone if necessary. He does travel to Minnesota, however, for the classroom group Didactics.

Jere’s interests and specialties are in trauma, addictions, spirituality, and integrative approaches to healing. He also blends a healthy dollop of Jungian thought, as well as mythology and literature, into his Adlerian practice.