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Dr. Zac Seidler

Dr Zac Seidler is a clinical psychologist, researcher and leading men’s mental health expert.

Research

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Through his research, Zac has advocated for a change in the way we think about treating men’s distress. As part of his research, he has uniquely focused on creating mental health services that account for masculinity.

This has evolved into a fully funded project, Men in Mind, the world’s first training program for mental health clinicians, to help them better understand and respond to men’s distress and suicidality.

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Selected Publications

Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Papers

Seidler Z. E., Wilson, M. J., Kealy, D., Walton, C., Fisher, K., Oliffe, J. L., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., & Rice, S. M. (2021). Australian men’s initial pathways to mental health services. Health Promotion Journal of Australia    

Seidler, Z. E., Wilson, M. J., Kealy, D., Oliffe, J. L., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., & Rice, S. M. (2021). Men’s Preferences for Therapist Gender: Predictors and Impact on Satisfaction with Therapy. Counseling Psychology Quarterly (in press).

Seidler, Z. E., Wilson, M. J., Kealy, D., Oliffe, J. L., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., Owen, J., & Rice, S. M. (2021). Teaching gender competency with men in mind: Foundations of an online training program for mental health practitioners. Journal of Men’s Studies (in press).

Seidler, Z. E., Wilson, M. J., Kealy, D., Oliffe, J. L., Ogrodniczuk, J. S., & Rice, S. M. (2021). Men’s Dropout From Mental Health Services: Results From a Survey of Australian Men Across the Life Span. American journal of men's health, 15(3), 15579883211014776.

Seidler, Z. E., Rosenberg, J., Rice, S. M., Kealy, D., Oliffe, J. L., & Ogrodniczuk, J. S. (2020). Peering behind the mask: The roles of reactance and gender in the relationship between self‐esteem and interpersonal problems. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. (In press)

Seidler, Z. E., Wilson, M. J., Rice, S. M., Kealy, D., Oliffe, J. L., & Ogrodniczuk, J. S. (2020). Virtual connection, real support? A study of loneliness, time on social media and psychological distress among men. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 0020764020983836.

Seidler, Z.E., Dhillon, H., Rickwood, D., Telford, N. & Rice, S.M (2020). Patterns of youth mental health service attendance and discontinuation: Population data from Australia’s headspace model of care. Psychiatric Services, 71(11), 1104-13.  

Seidler, Z.E., Rice, S.M., Kealy, D., Oliffe, J.L. & Ogrodniczuk, J.S., (2020) Once bitten, twice shy: Dissatisfaction with previous therapy and its implication for future help-seeking among men. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine (In Press).  

Seidler, Z.E., Rice, S.M., Kealy, D., Oliffe, J.L. & Ogrodniczuk, J.S (2019) Getting them through the door: A survey of men’s facilitators to seeking mental health treatment. International Journal of Mental Health (In Press). 

Seidler, Z.E., Rice, S.M., Kealy, D., Oliffe, J.L. & Ogrodniczuk, J.S (2019) What gets in the way: Men’s perspectives of barriers to mental health services. International Journal of Social Psychiatry (In Press).

Book Chapters

Seidler, Z.E., Rice, S.M., Ogrodniczuk, J.S., Kealy, D., Dhillon, H.M. & Oliffe, J.L. (2019) Considerations in Men’s Mental Health Promotion and Treatment. In Griffith, D. (Ed). Men’s Health: Across Disciplines. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press

Pirkis, J., King, K., Rice, S., Seidler, Z.E., Leckning, B., Oliffe, J., Vella, S., Schlichthorst, M. (2021) Suicide prevention among adult men. In Pompili, M. (Ed). Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention.

Conference Presentations

Seidler, Z.E. (2021). Invited Keynote – The Male Suicide Crisis. International Association for Suicide Prevention World Congress - Gold Coast, Australia.

Seidler, Z.E. (2021). Invited Workshop – Mental Health Services: Are they for both sexes? Samaritans of Singapore Symposium. Singapore.

Seidler, Z.E. (2021). Invited Keynote – The hidden traumas of masculinity. Unpacking Trauma Symposium, Australian Psychological Society – Melbourne, Australia.

Seidler, Z.E. (2021). Invited Keynote – Men’s Mental Health: What Med Students Need to Know. Australian Medical Society Australia, National Conference - Perth, Australia.

Seidler, Z.E. (2021). Invited Workshop – Keeping Men in Mind: Building a mental health system that understands men’s distress. School of Psychology, University of Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland.

Seidler, Z.E. (2021). Invited Keynote – What Do Men Want: Mythbusting men’s mental health. IASP Australasian Research Workshop - Melbourne, Australia.

Seidler, Z.E. (2020). Invited Presenter Webinar – Men’s mental health leadership. New Zealand Defence Force - Wellington, New Zealand.

Seidler, Z.E. (2020). Invited Keynote - We tell men to open up more. But are we ready to listen? Invited Keynote - Mental Health in Schools Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

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About

Zac currently holds dual roles as Global Director of Men’s Health Research at Movember and Senior Research Fellow with Orygen at the University of Melbourne.

If you meet for a beer, don’t get him started on gender politics.

Zac has dedicated his academic and professional career towards further understanding men’s mental health and masculinity. His ultimate goal is to help reduce the staggering rate of male suicide worldwide.

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