Seidler – Keeping men in mind (November 2021)

CBT@Home webinar series

Keeping men in mind: understanding and responding to male suicidality Dr Zac Seidler, Director of Mental Health Training (Movember); Research Fellow (Orygen); Clinical Psychologist 

This approx. 40 min CBT@Home webinar was recorded in September 2021. AACBT members can view for free. Non-members may purchase here.

Over 60% of men who die by suicide have been in contact with mental health services prior to their death.  As therapists, when men come through our door, we need to ensure we’re offering therapy that meets them where they’re at. The aim of this webinar is to increase therapists’ awareness, skills and confidence to engage, connect with, and respond more effectively to their male clients.

Biography Dr Zac Seidler is a Clinical Psychologist, the Director of Mental Health Training at Movember and a Research Fellow with Orygen at The University of Melbourne. Zac has devoted several years to the goal of reducing the staggering male suicide rate, treating and researching men’s mental health with over 40 peer-reviewed articles published. Zac has worked clinically with men of different ages and presentations from adolescents in Darwin with early psychosis to older HIV+ men struggling with adjustment. Currently, Zac is trialling the world’s first online program, ‘Men in Mind’, to train mental health clinicians in how to better understand and respond to men’s distress. Zac is a member on the advisory committees for White Ribbon and Suicide Prevention Australia. Zac has appeared on the ABC, BBC, Sky News and in The Guardian, The Age and Vice for his work.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and incorporate a male client’s strengths to increase motivation and engagement in therapy.
  • Embed masculinity in clinical conceptualisation of men’s depression, including client history taking, formulation and treatment planning.
  • Identify relevant warning signs at various stages in the development of male suicidality.

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