Launch of the Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology
May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Psychology desperately needs positive guidance on how to help with the mental health and other psychological issues of men and boys. On May 30th you can join us at the launch of a landmark publication in this field
From the book jacket:
This Handbook represents the first concerted effort to understand male mental health in a way that facilitates a positive step forward in both theory and treatment. An alarming number of men experience serious mental health issues, as demonstrated by high rates of suicide and violent offending. Despite these problems, the study of male psychology has either been overlooked, or viewed as a problem of defective masculinity. This handbook brings together experts from across the world to discuss men’s mental health, from prenatal development, through childhood, adolescence, and fatherhood. Men and masculinity are explored from multiple perspectives including evolutionary, cross-cultural, cognitive, biological, developmental, and existential viewpoints, with a focus on practical suggestions and demonstrations of successful clinical work with men.
Throughout, chapters question existing models of understanding and treating men’s mental health and explore new approaches, theories and interventions. This definitive handbook encapsulates a new wave of positive theory and practice in the field of male psychology and will be of great value to professionals, academics, and those working with males through the lifespan in any sector related to male mental health and wellbeing.
Some of the editors and authors of the Handbook will be there, and we hope you will be there too. Most places will be by invitation, but a limited number of places will be available free via Eventbrite – details to be announced soon on Twitter @MalePsychology
Further details of the new book are here.