Journal article

Challenging Assumptions About What Men Want: Examining Preferences for Psychotherapy Among Men Attending Outpatient Mental Health Clinics

David Kealy, Zac E Seidler, Simon M Rice, John L Oliffe, John S Ogrodniczuk, Dan Kim

PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY-RESEARCH AND PRACTICE | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Understanding men's preferences for outpatient mental health treatment is important in better providing responsive services that engage this population in effectual care. In psychotherapy, responding to client preferences is associated with reduced attrition and improved outcomes. Knowledge regarding men's therapy preferences, however, is limited and equivocal, particularly among men attending outpatient mental health services. The present study examined treatment preferences-with a focus on psychotherapy- in a sample of Canadian men (N = 92) attending public-funded outpatient clinics. The majority of men (45.7%) endorsed a strong preference for individual psychotherapy. This preference was ..

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Grants

Awarded by Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award


Funding Acknowledgements

PREPARATION OF THIS ARTICLE was supported by Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award 18317, awarded to David Kealy.