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Cancelled: Debate – The APA and PTMF guidelines on male psychology should be rejected

March 15, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Sorry but this event has been cancelled due to not being able to find anyone who would publicly defend the APA PTMF guidelines on male psychology!! We are going to reschedule the debate for later this year.

If you want to be on the panel defending the APA and PTMF, please email me john@malepsychology.org.uk

The information below if for information only. Note the relevant parts of the APA and PTMF guidelines that are being debated (guideline 3 and pp.124-8, respectively).

Recently the APA issued guidelines suggesting, amongst other things, that masculinity is just a social construct (Guideline 1) and that men are the privileged sex (Guideline 3). Similar ideas about men are being promoted in the UK as the Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF) (see pages 124-8 of the long version for details).

Some people believe that ideas such as these should not be part of therapy with male clients.

Join us on 15th March when two panels will debate the motion that ‘Psychology with men should take a male-friendly approach’.

The panel in favour of the motion will be Dr John Barry and consultant clinical psychologist Martin Seager, co-founders of the British Psychological Society’s Male Psychology Section. Members of the panel against the motion will be announced in due course.

Tickets are free, and will be available on Eventbrite soon.




March 15, 2019
6:30 am - 8:00 pm


AV Hill lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, UCL
London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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