Men’s psychological health has remained somewhat unexplored and therefore misunderstood. Since 2011, I have been working with clinical psychologists to develop ways in which psychological therapists can deliver more effective treatment to men. Based on the findings of this research, we have devised ways in which therapy can be more effective for men. For example, we might focus more on male clients on rapidly solving problems rather than taking more time to explore emotions. Our findings have produced several peer-reviewed publications (see below).
If you go to the Useful Links page of this website, you will find therapists who are members of the Male Psychology Network http://www.malepsychology.org.uk/ that specialize in men’s mental health. We hope to be a fully-fledged Section of the British Psychological Society (BPS) by around June 2018 https://www.bps.org.uk/blogs/dr-john-barry/six-reasons
Martin Seager, John Barry & Luke Sullivan (2016). Challenging male gender blindness – why psychologists should be leading the way. Clinical Psychology Forum.
Leiya E Lemkey, Belinda Brown, John A Barry (2016). Gender Distinctions: Should We Be More Sensitive to the Different Therapeutic Needs of Men and Women in Clinical Hypnosis? Findings from a pilot interview study.Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis, 28, 1.
Russ, S., Ellam-Dyson, V., Seager, M. & Barry, J. A., (2015). Coaches’ views on differences in treatment style for male and female clients. New Male Studies, 4(3), 75-92.
Kingerlee, R., Precious, D., Sullivan, L., & Barry, J. A. (2014). Engaging with the emotional lives of men: designing and promoting male-specific services and interventions. The Psychologist, June edition
Seager, M., Sullivan, L., & Barry, J. A. (2014). The Male Psychology Conference, University College London, June 2014. New Male Studies, 3(2).
Seager, M., Sullivan, L., & Barry, J. (2014). Gender-Related Schemas and Suicidality: Validation of the Male and Female Traditional Gender Scripts Questionnaires. New Male Studies, 3(3), 34-54.