NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Keeping Men in Mind: Understanding and responding to male suicidality and distress
|Date:||Wednesday 10th August 2022 AEST|
|CPD Category:||Category 3: Professional Identity-Attending an AASW Event|
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Keeping Men in Mind: Understanding and responding to male suicidality and distress
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.
Presenter: Dr Zac Seidler is a Clinical Psychologist, the Director of Mental Health Training at Movember and a Senior 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 50 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 trialing 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, Migration Council of Australia and Suicide Prevention Australia. Zac has appeared on the ABC, BBC, Sky News and in The Guardian, The Age and Vice for his work.
Date: Wednesday 10th August 2022
Time: 12noon (AEST)
This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.
Registrations are open to everyone nationally.