Today I speak to Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at University College London, Clinical Hypnotherapist and author of The Book Perspectives in Male Psychology – John Barry PhD.
With mental health and specifically male mental health under the spotlight like never before its a hot topic of discussion. Rates of male suicide are still high and the challenge of how to address mental health problems in men prevail. But what if we were to take a different and unique approach as to how we address the difficulties men face? One that is specific to the needs of men?
John and I discuss:
How men's studies and social reconstructionists view masculinity as a social construct that needs "fixing" rather than embracing the inherent and unique differences in men.
Why men are drawn towards methods of therapy that are more solution based and rational rather than going continuously over their feelings.
The problem of psychologists trying to blame and train masculinity out of men.
Gamma Bias and how it highlights the accolades of women whilst ignoring the same achievements of men.
The massive importance of valuing dads, their involvement in a child's upbringing and the benefits of mum and dad being present in a child's upbringing.
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