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December 2017

Is Santa sexist if he gives your son a robot?

December 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AV Hill lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, UCL London, United Kingdom + Google Map
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Debate on 14th Dec 2017 at University College London (UCL) on the motion that 'this house believes that masculinity is not simply a social construct'. The panelists for the motion: Dr Brenda Todd, Developmental Psychologist, City University London Dr Eli Joubert, psychosexual therapist Dr Becci Owens, University of Sunderland The panelists against the motion: Leila…

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January 2018

Male suicide: the social determinants in the UK compared to Australia

January 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AV Hill lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, UCL London, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

In this lecture, Glen Poole discussed his findings regarding the social determinants of male suicide in the UK compared to Australia. The venue was the JZ Young lecture theatre, UCL. Several attendees commented on the high quality of the presentation. You can see the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItHSGqgBKPY&feature=youtu.be Glen is currently working for the Australian Men's Health…

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February 2018

The psychological impact on children of parental alienation

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street
London, G29 United Kingdom
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Although parental alienation can have a devastating impact on the psychological development of children, experts are divided on how best to define and treat it. The purpose of this talk is to bring some better understanding of this important topic to psychologists, lawyers, and interested members of the public. Parental alienation involves one parent manipulating…

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April 2018

Prevention of child sexual abuse: insights into the minds of offenders

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street
London, G29 United Kingdom
Free

If prevention is better than cure, then it makes sense that the best way to stop child sexual abuse (CSA) is to prevent it from happening in the first place. In this lecture, Dr Sarah Goode discusses her research into the everyday lives of offenders. The slides from the lecture are here: Dr Sarah Goode…

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May 2018

How do we identify the wishes and feelings of children in cases of parental alienation?

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AV Hill lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, UCL London, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Family courts are obliged to identify the wishes and feelings of children, but this can be difficult in cases where the child has been coached in what to say by one of the parents. This lecture examines the psychological, clinical and forensic principles and precautions needed to ensure best practice in cases where children may…

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June 2018

Dr Paul Dobransky: how can men have more enduring relationships & greater job satisfaction?

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street
London, G29 United Kingdom
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US psychiatrist Dr Paul Dobransky is visiting the UK especially to tell us about how can men have more enduring relationships & greater job satisfaction. This is a very important topic, given that we know from recent research by the Male Psychology Network (see http://www.malepsychology.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/The-Harrys-Masculnity-Report-2017.pdf ) that work and relationships are key to men's mental…

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September 2018

Helping male survivors of sexual abuse

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street
London, G29 United Kingdom
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A talk by psychotherapist Sarah Van Gogh on helping male survivors of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse can happen to boys or men of any age. Sarah has extensive experience in this field and would like to share with other therapists something about how she works. The talk will explore: - effective support for men who…

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November 2018

The importance of fathers to mental health

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
UCL, Bedford Way, Clark Hall, IOE 305, 20 Bedford Way,
London, WC1H 0AL United Kingdom
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A talk by Consultant Psychotherapist Andrew Briggs, followed by questions from the audience. This lecture will consider the impact on child development and mental health when fathers are absent from their families. Positive and negative outcomes for the child will be the main focus of the talk. The role of the mother on child development,…

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Men’s mental health: improving our understanding

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UCL, Bedford Way, Clark Hall, IOE 305, 20 Bedford Way,
London, WC1H 0AL United Kingdom
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A talk by Martin Seager, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Change Grow Live, London, and Dr John Barry, Honorary Lecturer in Psychology, UCL, followed by questions from the audience. Despite the fact that men clearly experience mental health issues, men are less likely to seek professional help, even when suicidal. Psychologists John Barry and Martin Seager discuss…

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Can we discuss gender without distorting the issues?

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cruciform LT2, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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Martin Seager and John Barry will discuss their new theory which brings light to many issues and misunderstandings in discussions of gender. They have written about this theory in the forthcoming Handbook of Male Psychology: Theory & Practice (Palgrave Macmillan), to be published in 2019. Tickets for this are available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-discuss-gender-without-distorting-the-issues-tickets-47920295895 The event…

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