IBSC Navigating Boyhood

Well-Being, Interpersonal Relationships, and Self-Identity

An IBSC Online Program with Matt Englar-Carlson

November 27 and 28, 2023


Join Matt Englar-Carlson for two enlightening workshops focused on the pivotal roles of well-being, positive relationships, and self-awareness in boys’ development.

In Season 5, Episode 1 of the IBSC Exploring Boys’ Education podcast, Englar-Carlson dispelled myths about boys’ mental health and emphasized healthy masculinities. He also provided strategies for boys’ schools to foster genuine dialogues on masculinity and the vital connection between the mind and body. This workshop series delves deeper, equipping boys’ schools with expanded insights to better support the holistic development of boys in today’s world.

Navigating Emotional and Physical Well-Being in Boyhood

Monday, November 27
4:00 PM EST
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60 minutes

As we debunk myths and shatter stereotypes surrounding boys’ emotional expressions, it’s evident that understanding their emotional and physical well-being is paramount. Drawing upon comprehensive research and insights, Englar-Carlson highlights the repercussions of suppressing emotions, the significance of physical activity, and the profound influence societal norms have on boys’ perceptions of masculinity.

With an emphasis on the essential roles of educators and leaders in boys’ schools, delve into:

  • An examination of boys’ emotional and physical well-being and prevalent myths;

  • The synergy between physical activity, emotional stability, and holistic health; and

  • The impact of societal expectations and the media on shaping masculinity.

The Importance of Boys’ Interpersonal Relationships and Sense of Self-Identity

Tuesday, November 28
4:00 PM EST
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60 minutes

In a world filled with external influences, from peers to the media, understanding the essence of relationships in shaping a boy’s self-identity is crucial. Englar-Carlson brings to the forefront the complexities and nuances of male friendships, romantic relationships, and the journey of self-discovery.

With an emphasis on the essential roles of educators and leaders in boys’ schools, focus on:

  • Fostering connections and nurturing personal growth to cultivate healthy relationships;
  • External factors that mold self-perception in boys and strategies for genuine self-reflection; and
  • Techniques for supporting healthy relationships for boys in and outside the classroom.

Who Should Attend?

Heads, leaders, faculty, and board members in boys’ schools who want to gain a deeper understanding of the holistic development of boys in today’s world

Attendees must commit to both sessions.


Participate in two scheduled 60-minute interactive sessions using Zoom. Englar-Carlson facilitates each session with thought-provoking input. After presenting, he engages in a Q&A session with attendees.

Attendees have access to recordings of both sessions for a period of 21 days after the event.


  • IBSC member rate: US$225 
  • Nonmember rate: US $270

Refund Policy 
IBSC will refund 90% of registration fees if a written request is received two weeks prior to the class. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this time. Schools seeking to register an alternate to replace a participant unable to attend should contact IBSC@theibsc.org.

Please note: Watch your email for login information for your online class the Friday before the class starts. If you registered for the class later than this time, watch for login information within 24 hours.


Matt Englar-CarlsonMatt Englar-Carlson

A professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton, Matt Englar-Carlson also serves as director of the Center for Boys and Men, which is housed in the College of Health and Human Development. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz with an emphasis in social psychology and sociology. He then completed two master’s degrees at Stanford University (health psychology education) and Pennsylvania State University (counselor education). Englar-Carlson attended Pennsylvania State University and received his doctoral degree in the American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program in counseling psychology. His doctoral studies focused on the psychology of men and masculinities and multicultural counseling. Englar-Carlson is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and specializes in educating helping professionals about the mental health needs of men.