Addressing Stigma Around Help-Seeking for Men and Boys: Pivot to Health

Des Moines, IA US
July 12, 2019

Registration


Cost:

  • Professionals: $200 (Early Bird Rate of $175 Before June 12)
  • Students: $50 (Early Bird Rate of $25 Before June 12)
  • Groups Rates Available at http://dmpcc.org/men/

Click here to register.

Click here, if you're interested in attending the presentation with Royce White on Thursday, July 11.

If you have questions, please contact Terri Speirs at 515-251-6670 or tspeirs@dmpcc.org.
 

Target Audience

Mental health and primary care providers. 

Overview

Men and boys are reluctant to visit their primary care provider, much less to meet with a therapist. Yet research shows that men and boys are more likely to complete suicide or harm others as a result of depression, anxiety and other issues related to mental health. Why? And how can we reduce the stigma? In our complicated lives, nothing is a slam dunk. But there are solutions that work. Join us where we will listen, learn and discuss effective ways to address the mental health crisis in Iowa and nationwide as it relates to men, boys and their loved ones. 

Educational Need

Physicians, especially primary care providers, are often the referral sources for their patients who need mental health treatment. In recent years, research has verified the suspected differences in help-seeking attitudes and behaviors between men and women. Given the well-established increased risk for men to develop substance abuse problems and commit suicide, such differences are of great concern for medical providers and mental health clinicians who serve men. It is hoped that, as medical providers have a better understanding of the reasons that men are less likely to seek mental health care, they would be able to better communicate and empower men to attain such assistance. For instance, public stigma is often a barrier for those seeking psychological help; and research has confirmed that men especially are more likely than women to internalize this public stigma (i.e., self-stigma-the belief that one is inferior or weak). High levels of public stigma lead to higher levels of self-stigma, and then higher self-stigma is associated with less favorable attitudes toward counseling. 

Gender roles for men often include being able to solve one's problems on one's own, being sufficiently independent, and being able to be in control of one's emotions; thus, mental health treatment may be seen as a threat to men's sense of their own masculinity. One of the mitigating factors in masculinity's barrier to seeking counseling has been identified as self-compassion-the underlying emotional experiences that results in self-care behaviors. With the research of the past decade identifying the gender differences in seeking mental health treatment, it is hoped that better equipping medical providers who serve men with the reasons for such masculine resistance to get help could increase the likelihood and the percentage of men in mental health treatment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify three common barriers to treatment initiation for men and boys.
  2. Define self-stigma and the impact on men and boys.
  3. Define masculine resistance and the impact on men and boys.
  4. Identify two strategies to address these barriers to change.

Agenda

8 am Registration    
8:30 amPlenary Session I - Iowa State University Research Presentation
10:15 amBreak    
10:30 amBreakout Sessions I
11:45 amLunch    
12:45 pmBreakout Sessions II
2 pmBreak    
2:15 pmPlenary Session II - Iowa State University Research Presentation
3:30 pmPlenary Session III - Analysis: Psychologists from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
4 pmAdjourn

Keynote Speakers

David L. Vogel, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University (ISU), a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), and a licensed psychologist in the State of Iowa. He is the Director of the ISU Interdisciplinary Communication Studies program. He has published 120 journal articles and book chapters and has given over 100 national conference presentations. His professional interests focus on areas that are important for the study of men and masculinities including the emotional stereotyping of men, the stereotyping of gay men and individuals of color, help-seeking stigma, communication patterns in interpersonal relationships, and the consequences of conforming or not conforming to masculine roles.

Biography

Patrick Heath, MA
Advanced Practicum Counselor, Biofeedback Services Graduate Assistant, Student Counseling Services, Iowa State University

Patrick Heath is a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University. His research focuses on men’s psychological help-seeking behavior, and social and cultural factors that contribute to some men’s reluctance to seek psychological help. This work predominantly focuses on masculine gender role socialization and mental health stigma. He has also recently begun to assess the potential for self-compassion to reduce stigma and promote help-seeking behavior.

Patrick has been awarded the 2019 Zaffarano Prize for Graduate Student Research.

Biography

Breakout Sessions

Click here for a description of the breakout topics.

Examination of male psychology through superhero representations
Mark Poeppe, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center

Postpartum mental health issues as they pertain to men
Christine Young, LISW, PMH-C, Outpatient Mental Health Therapist, Broadlawns Medical Center

Topic TBD
Ken L. Cheyne, MD, Pediatrician, Blank Children’s Adolescent Clinic

Understanding pain as it relates to men’s mental and physical health
Nicholas Maiers, PT, DPT, CSMT, TPS, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Clinic, Des Moines University

Disclosures

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) do not have any financial relationship(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

  • Ken L. Cheyne, MD, Speaker
  • Dick Douglass, LISW, Planning Committee Member
  • Ellery Duke, PhD, Planning Committee Member
  • Ann Flood, Planning Committee Member
  • Jim Hayes, D. Min., M. Div., Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Kelli Hill, PhD, Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Sharon Louis Goldford, Planning Committee Member
  • Mark Minear, PhD, Planning Committee Member
  • Mark Poeppe, PhD, Planning Committee Member & Speaker
  • Terri Speirs, MFA, Activity Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
  • Christine Young, LISW, PMH-C, Speaker
  • Scott Young, PhD, Planning Committee Member

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a financial relationship(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.00 IBON
  • 6.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
07/12/2019
Course expires: 
07/12/2019
Event starts: 
07/12/2019 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
07/12/2019 - 4:00pm
Cost:
$200.00
Rating: 
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Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.

Travel

Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus), near the airport and west of Des Moines. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

Des Moines Marriott – Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-245-5500

  • May offer discounted rates
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Health club and indoor pool

Hyatt Place Des Moines
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-5555 or 888-591-1234

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Des Moines University
  • Complimentary Hot American & Continental Breakfast
  • Fitness Center & Indoor Pool
  • DMU Discounted Rate (mention Des Moines University Corporate Rate)

Renaissance Savery Hotel – Downtown
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
800-514-4706

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 6.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 6.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other health professions: This live activity is designated for 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

DISCLAIMER

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.00 IBON
  • 6.00 CE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/12/2019
Course expires: 
07/12/2019

Price

Cost:
$200.00
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Cost:

  • Professionals: $200 (Early Bird Rate of $175 Before June 12)
  • Students: $50 (Early Bird Rate of $25 Before June 12)
  • Groups Rates Available at http://dmpcc.org/men/

Click here to register.

Click here, if you're interested in attending the presentation with Royce White on Thursday, July 11.

If you have questions, please contact Terri Speirs at 515-251-6670 or tspeirs@dmpcc.org.