Dr. Christopher Blazina

BlazinaProfessor

Clinical Director, Mental Health & Wellness, Community Clinics

Office: 575-646-2847
Clinic: 575-646-5365
cblazina@nmsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae (312 kB)

Research Interests

  • Psychology of men & masculinity
  • Human-animal interaction
  • Psychodynamic theory and therapy

Selected Publications

Selected Books:

Blazina, C., & Kogan, L. (expected date of publication: 2016) Men and Their Dogs: A New Psychological Understanding of ‘Man’s Best Friend.’

Blazina, C., D. Shen-Miller, & G. Boyraz, G. (Eds.). (2011). The Psychology of the Human-Animal Bond: A Resource for Clinicians’ and Researchers. New York: Springer.

Blazina, C., & Miller, D. (Eds.). (2010). An International Psychology of Men: Clinical Implications and Case Studies. New York: Routledge.

Blazina, C. (2008). The Secret Lives of Men: What Men Want You to Know About Love, Sex, and Relationships. Deerfield, FL: HCI.

Blazina, C. (2003). The Cultural Myth of Masculinity. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Selected Book Chapters:

Blazina, C, O’Neil. J., Denke, R. (in press). A new model for the exploration of human- animal interaction: A contextual understanding of the bond between men and their animal companions In C. Blazina & L. Kogan (Eds)., Men and Their Dogs: A New Psychological Understanding of ‘Man’s Best Friend. New York: Springer.

Blazina, C., & Bartone, A. (in press). Do men really grieve less for animal companions? The influence of age, attachment, gender role conflict, and dissonant grief in understanding men’s reactions to the loss. In C. Blazina & L. Kogan (Eds)., Men and Their Dogs: A New Psychological Understanding of ‘Man’s Best Friend. New York: Springer.

Harlinger, M., & Blazina, C. (in press). The impact of play and the human-animal bond on mediating stress. In C. Blazina & L. Kogan (Eds)., Men and Their Dogs: A New Psychological Understanding of ‘Man’s Best Friend. New York: Springer.

Blazina, C., & Bartone, A. (in press). Moving beyond essentialism in the psychoanalytic theories of masculinity: Implications for theory, practice, and research. In S. Wester., & J. Wong (Eds.)., APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities. Washington, DC: APA Press

Blazina, C. (2011). Life after loss: Psychodynamic perspectives on a continuing bonds approach with pet companions. In C. Blazina, C., D. Shen-Miller, & G. Boyraz, G. (Eds.)., The Psychology of the Human-Animal Bond: A Guide for Clinicians’ and Researchers. New York: Springer.

Blazina, C., (2010). Multiplicity and the masculine self: An internalized model of masculinity.”

In C. Blazina, & D. Shen-Miller (Eds.), An International Psychology of Men: Clinical Implications and Case Studies. New York: Routledge.

Selected Articles:

Watkins, C. E., & Blazina, C. (2010).On Fear and Loathing in the Fragile Masculine Self.International Journal of Men’s Health, 9, 3, 211-220.

Kierski, W. & Blazina, C. (2009). The Male Fear of the Feminine and Its Effects on Counseling and Psychotherapy.The Journal of Men’s Studies, 17, 2, 155-172.

Blazina, C, Settle, A, & Eddins, R. (2008). Gender role conflict and separation-individuation difficulties: Their impact on college men’s loneliness. Journal of Men’s Studies, 16, 70-82.

Blazina, C., Cordova, M., Pisecco, S., and Settle, A. (2007). Gender Role Conflict Scale for Adolescents: Correlates with masculinity ideology. Thymos: The Journal of Boyhood Studies1, 191-204.

Blazina, C., Eddins, R., Burridge, A., Settle, A.G. (2007). The relationship between masculinity ideology, loneliness, and separation-individuation difficulties. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 15, 101-109.

Blazina, C., Pisecco, S., and O’Neil, J. (2005). An adaptation of the Gender role conflict scale for adolescents: Psychometric issues and correlates with distress. Psychology of Men and Masculinity 6, 39-45.

Blazina, C. (2004). Rethinking the disidentification process: Case studies on fragile masculine self. The Journal of Men’s Studies 12, 450-459.

Liberman, D. & Blazina, C. (2003) The myth of Old European feminism: The importance of contextual analysis. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 11, 325-333.

Blazina, C. (2002). The role of the psychologist in training family practitioner medical students, Texas Psychologist, Winter, 27-29.

Rochlen, A.,B., Blazina, C., & Rajhunathan, R. (2002). Gender Role Conflict, Attitudes Toward Career Counseling, Career Decision Needs and Perceptions of Career Counseling Advertising Brochures. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 3, 127-137.

Blazina, C., & Marks, L. (2001). Therapeutic treatment references for gender role conflicted men: The choice of psycho-educational groups, individual therapy, or men’s groups. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 38, 201-212.

Blazina, C. (2001). Part objects, infantile fantasies, and intrapsychic boundaries: An object relation’s perspective on male difficulties with intimacy. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 10, 89-98.

Blazina (2001). Analytic psychology and gender role conflict: The fragile masculine self. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 38, 50-59.

Blazina, C. (2001). Gender role conflicted men’s poor parental attachment and separation-individuation difficulties: Knights without armor in a savage land. The Journal of Men’s Studies 9, 257-265.

Blazina, C., & Watkins, C.E. (2000). The relationship between separation/individuation & parental attachment upon the development of masculine gender role conflict. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 1, 126-132.

Simonsen, G., Blazina, C., & Watkins, C.E. (2000). Masculine gender role conflict in gay men: Measuring psychological well-being and attitudes toward help- seeking. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 47, 85-89.

Blazina, C. (1997). The fear of the feminine and the developmental task of misidentifying: Their impact on the development of masculine gender role conflict. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 6, 55-68.

Blazina, C. (1997). Mythos and men: Toward new paradigms of masculinity. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 5, 193- 202.

Blazina, C., & Watkins, C.E. (1996). Masculine gender role conflict: College men’s scores of psychological well-being, substance usage, and attitude toward help- seeking. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 43, 461-465.

Watkins, C. E., & Blazina, C. (1994). Reliability of the Sulliman scale of social interest. Individual Psychology: The Journal of Adlerian Theory, Research & Practice, 50, 164-166.

Selected Presentations to Professional/Scientific Groups in Last 7 Years

Blazina, C. (2014). Attachment, loss, and the continuing bond: A contextual understanding of masculinity and animal companions. Division 17 Human-Animal Interaction Symposium at American Psychological Association, Washington DC, Aug. 2014.

Blazina, C. (2012). The psychology of the human-animal bond. Wright Paterson Air Force base. Keynote Speaker. May 2012.

Blazina, C. (2011). Understanding and Working with men. Ontario College Counselors Conference 2011. Algonquin College. Keynote Speaker. May 2011.

Blazina, C. (2010). An international psychology of men. Division 51 Symposium at American Psychological Association, San Francisco, Aug. 2010.

Blazina, C. (2009). Multiplicity and the masculine self. Keynote Speaker, National Association of Social Workers, Anchorage, Alaska. Oct, 2009.

Editorial Board Membership

Lead Editor, Special Book Series for Springer, The Psychology of the Human-Animal Interaction.

Editorial Board, Psychology of Men and Masculinity. 2010-2014; 2016.

Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science2011-2013.

Advisory Board for Routledge Special Edition, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 2006 to present.

Advisory Board for Praeger Special Edition, Psychology of Men and Masculinity 2003 to 2006.

Advisory Board: New Male Studies: An International Journal (Australia).

Nominated for Editor, (2006, 2013), Division 51 Journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Editor, Texas Psychologist, August 2001 to December 2002.

Ad Hoc Reviewer Positions

Anthrozoos.

Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin.

International Journal of Men’s Health.

Journal of Adolescent Psychology.

Men’s Studies Press.

Journal of Human-Animal Interaction.

The Journal of Men’s Studies.

Sex Roles.

The Counseling Psychologist

Media Interviews

  • In-Print

Cosmopolitan magazine; Women’s Health magazine; The New York Post, The HuffingtonPost; MSN Lifestyle; APA Monitor; SF Marriage and Relationships Examiner.com; CommitmentNow.com; Newtimes.com;

  • Radio

Canadian Broadcasting Company,Voice America-Women, with Kathryn Zox; Santa Fe Public Radio—NM, Journey Home, National Public Radio Affiliate; Playboy Radio SIRIUS and XM 99, Tiffany Granath, Self Help Hour; KOIT-AM/FM San Francisco CA, Positive Parenting, with Armin Brott;   Fox Radio News Network; CBS Radio Group with Shelley Duffy; ABC Radio Network,  Richard & Lori Show; nationally syndicated; BlogTalkRadio – national w/Scott Cluthe, web radio; WIP-AM/Philadelphia PA  w/Peter Solomon, top-rated AM; Lifestyle Radio Network –national   w/Michael Dresser,  KCMN-AM/Colorado Springs CO w/Tron Simpson, top-rated AM; KMBH-FM/Brownsville TXw/John Cook, NPR affiliated;Lifestyle Radio Network with Frankie Boyer; Kim Fraser Show, CJAD-AM Montreal;  “Kid Talk” with Steve DeMasco, WKBK-AM Keene NH; Mark Mayfield Morning Show, KSLX-FM, Phoenix AZ; Sam & Suzy, LATalkRadio; Lanigan and Malone, WMJI-FM Cleveland OH; Maggie Pascal, Turning the Tide, WCBM-AM, Baltimore  MD, Common Ground Kimberley Jaeger WZLX-FM Boston MA; The Kid Carson Show with Nira and Amy, CFBT The Beat 94.5 Vancouver BC; Life with Lisa Show, Lisa Bradshaw,  KPQ-AM Wenatchee WA; WFON-FM/Milwaukee WI, Jon and Mary; KBUL-AM/ Billings MT  w/ Tommy B;   KFJC-FM/San Jose CA w/Dancin’ in the Fast Lane; 3WZ Radio, Lexington, VA.

Educational History

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, APA accredited program, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 1996.

APA accredited predoctoral internship, University of Tennessee Counseling Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1995-96.

M.S. Clinical Psychology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky,1990.

B.S. Psychology, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1988.