AACBT CBT@Home – Keeping men in mind

31 Dec 2024
12:00 pm
- 12:40 pm
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This event was recorded live and is now available for on-demand viewing.


Keeping men in mind: understanding and responding to male suicidality

Presented by Dr Zac Seidler


This recording is part of the AACBT CBT@Home webinar series.

This event was recorded live and is available for on-demand viewing.


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This approx. 40 min CBT@Home webinar was recorded in September 2021.


Men account for three-quarters of suicide deaths across the Western world, with global estimates suggesting that up to half a million men take their own lives each year. Despite worldwide public health initiatives providing psychoeducation and de-stigmatising campaigns to promote male help-seeking, men remain significantly less likely to engage mental health services than women, attending fewer sessions, cancelling more often and dropping out prematurely.

This session will serve to unpack the role of masculinity when assessing, formulating and treating your male clients and skills will be provided for how to more effectively educate men to seek help, screen for their distress, and enhance their engagement with active treatments. These strategies seek to understand and leverage men’s masculine gender norms that develop and shift as men age, rather than conflicting with them. Men may need a stronger emphasis on education and orientation to mental health symptoms and services to improve insight and reduce barriers to treatment. If we are to positively intervene in the growing burden of men’s mental ill health on our communities, it is imperative that researchers and clinicians alike seek to listen, understand and connect with men’s unique experiences to ensure a return on investment.

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.

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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This is an introductory presentation.

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