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November 2018

The importance of fathers to mental health

November 7, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

Men’s mental health: beyond victim blaming

December 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street
London, G29 United Kingdom
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In this presentation, Dr Rob Whitley will argue that too much discourse surrounding men’s mental health involves victim-blaming and a misplaced deficits-based approach. He will argue that this should be replaced by a strengths-based, public-health oriented approach with more attention paid to individual capabilities, social determinants and health service reform. The event will take place…

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February 2019

Psychological Aspects of False Allegations of Sexual Abuse

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LT1 Cruciform, Gower Street
London, United Kingdom
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Margaret Gardener, Director of False Allegations Support Organisation (FASO), will give at talk on the Psychological Aspects of False Allegations of Sexual Abuse. The talk will focus mainly on the psychological / emotional impact on the person falsely accused. This event will take place on 28th Feb at UCL, Gower St, Cruciform building, Lecture Theatre 1…

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March 2019

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

March 15 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
AV Hill lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, UCL London, United Kingdom + Google Map

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…

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April 2019

(to be confirmed)

April 12 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
LT1 Cruciform, Gower Street
London, United Kingdom
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Men Ageing Without Family become Invisible and Alienated

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AV Hill lecture theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, UCL London, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Dr Rob Hadley discusses a disturbing social trend: How Men Ageing Without Family become Invisible and Alienated (i.e. join the M. A. W. F. I. A.). The global trend of a declining fertility rate and an increasingly ageing population has been extensively reported. Childless men are, compared to women, missing from gerontological, sociological, infertility, and…

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May 2019

Launch of the Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology

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

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…

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June 2019

Male Psychology Conference, June 21-22, University College London

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm
UCL, lecture theatre to be confirmed, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building
London, WC1E6BT United Kingdom
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Details of the 6th year of this very well-received conference are here https://malepsychology.org.uk/male-psychology-conference-2019/

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