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18:30 - 19:30 23 February 2017
Sex differences in the needs of men and women in therapy
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Martin Seager, Consultant clinical psychologist, Martin is one of the founders of the Male Psychology Network, which specialises in making therapy more accessible to men and reducing the male suicide rate.
Kate Holloway, Mental health professional, Kate works for the NHS in Forensic psychology
John Barry, Psychologist, UCL, John is one of the founders of the Male Psychology Network. After completing his PhD in psychological aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome, he joined University College London’s Institute for Women’s Health at the UCL Medical School in 2011. Since then he has published some 50 papers in various peer-reviewed journals, including in international-standard journals in gynaecology, cardiology and ophthalmology. Prompted by the considerable suicide rates among men and the establishment’s inertia in dealing with men’s mental health problems, in 2011 John led an independent research programme investigating the mental health needs of men and boys. John specialises in research methods (especially surveys and questionnaire development) and statistical analysis (e.g. meta-analysis, meta-regression), currently practices clinical hypnosis on a part-time basis and is an honorary lecturer with the Dept of Psychology, University College London.
The latest research suggests that men and women have different needs when it comes to psychological therapy. This new information is beginning to cause a stir in psychology, and this lecture is a chance to find out why.
Kate Holloway and colleagues (Martin Seager and John Barry) interviewed clinical psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists about their experiences of treating men and women. What they found out has implications for how therapy might be most effectively delivered to men and women. If you want to find out more, then come to the lecture.
Dr John Barry
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