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Who influence men to go to therapy: reports from men attending psychological services
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)
  • Jason Cusack
  • Frank P Deane, University of Wollongong
  • Coralie J Wilson, University of Wollongong
  • Joseph V Ciarrochi, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
10916
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Publication Details

Cusack, J., Deane, F. P., Wilson, C. J. & Ciarrochi, J. V. (2004). Who influence men to go to therapy: reports from men attending psychological services. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 38802 271-283.

Abstract

The degree to which men's current or most recent access to professional psychological help was influenced by others, and their future independent help-seeking intentions were measured. Seventy-three males currently accessing, or who had recently accessed a mental health service, completed a questionnaire that asked about their pathway to care and future help-seeking intentions. Ninety-six percent of participants reported their decision to seek help was influenced to some degree by others, with G.P's, and intimate partners most influential. Thirty-seven percent indicated that without this influence, they would not have sought help at all. Once in therapy, treatment helpfulness was a significant predictor of future help-seeking intentions for a personal-emotional problem or suicidal thoughts, irrespective of the pathway to care.

Citation Information
Jason Cusack, Frank P Deane, Coralie J Wilson and Joseph V Ciarrochi. "Who influence men to go to therapy: reports from men attending psychological services" (2004) p. 271 - 283
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joseph_ciarrochi/53/