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"People Say Men Don't Talk, Well That's Bullshit": A Focus Group Study Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Men's Mental Health Promotion

About the Course

Men’s mental health promotion includes some challenges related to gender-related barriers and stigmas. This is a quantitative study focused on men’s perceptions of mental health and preferences for mental heath promotion. The article proposes several directions for men’s community-based mental health promotion and opportunities for how masculinity may be expanded to promote mental health values.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, “People Say Men Don’t Talk, Well That’s Bullshit”: A Focus Group Study Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Men’s Mental Health Promotion created by Paul Sharp, PhD (Philosophy) et al. in 2022.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Jan 2022

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Paul Sharp, PhD (Philosophy)

Paul has worked as a Research Assistant and Research Coordinator where his team designed, implemented, and evaluated health promotion interventions targeted at smoking cessation, weight loss, physical activity, and healthy eating. He also worked for several years in the public sector with homelessness and neighborhood development, which helped him see the importance of applied research and translating evidence into practice. He has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Joan L. Bottorff, PhD (Nursing)

Dr. Bottorff is one of Canada’s leading scientists in the field of health behaviour. She is Professor and Chair in Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, and was also the recipient of a UBC Distinguished University Scholar Award. Her research program focuses on development of gender-sensitive interventions to promote health. She has published more than 200 works in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, LP

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify several barriers for men who need to enter mental health treatment
  2. Describe the relationship between men's gender roles, gender relations, and lifestyle practices and behavioral health treatment
  3. Identify several ways to make behavioral health treatment more accessible for men

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Course Number 103310
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