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September 2017

Mental Health 2017 – Implementing the Five Year forward View

September 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royal Society of Medicine London,
£195

Govconnect are delighted to announce that our inaugural Mental Health - Implementing the Five Year forward Viewconference will be held on the 20th September 2017 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The cost to the economy is estimated at £105 billion…

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Men on the Couch

September 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Foyles Bookshop, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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This conference is about men in therapy - from both sides of the 'couch'. Our speakers will explore the ways in which men manage their vulnerabilities - including their desire for connection and dependency needs - as well as some male relational strategies that are more familiar in our culture: the appearance of invulnerability, emphasis…

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October 2017

Do men and boys need help from psychologists?

October 25, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
St Olaves Hotel & Restaurant, Mary Arches Street
Exeter, EX4 3AZ United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for this official BPS event at St Olaves Hotel & Restaurant in Exeter to hear Dr John Barry talk about whether the male gender needs help from psychologists. Men don’t go to therapy as much as women do, and there is some evidence that therapy isn’t set up in a way that is…

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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
Free

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street
London, G29 United Kingdom
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Free

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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