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S22-4003 Man Therapy: An Innovative Online Program to Prevent Suicide among Working-Aged Men

Total Credits: 1.5 including 1.5 Category I CE

4000 BHWell Lab |  800 Online |  200 Adults, Couples & Families |  Special Offers
Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP |  Dr. Nathaan Demers
Course Levels:
1 Hour 30 Minutes



Working-age men continue to be at high risk for suicide throughout the U.S – they are also the hardest to reach and to engage in traditional mental health and suicide prevention services. This presentation will provide an overview of Man Therapy ( a free, online, innovative approach to reaching men that provides education and support for suicide prevention, and integrates humor into traditional methods for engaging men in help-seeking behaviors. Dr. Frey will present research about Man Therapy and the broader public health campaigns she is leading to promote Man Therapy throughout the community and Dr. Demers will provide an overview of how Man Therapy was created and continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of men throughout the U.S. The presenters will include a live demo of the site and talk with social workers and others in the audience about how they can integrate Man Therapy into their practice, community organizations and other settings to help engage men in help-seeking behavior and suicide prevention, while also providing support to men who are more actively engaged in formal treatment.



Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP's Profile

Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP Related seminars and products

Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP is a Full Professor with tenure at University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Dr. Frey chairs the Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance Sub-specialization (formerly EAP Sub-specialization) and the Financial Social Work Initiative. She is the Founder and Faculty Executive Director of the newly launched Behavioral Health and Well-Being Lab (BHWell Lab). Her MSW and PhD degrees were earned from the University of Maryland.


Dr. Frey’s research focuses on workplace behavioral health, including the impact of employee mental health, substance use and well-being on productivity and safety. She studies the effectiveness of employee assistance, work/life, and related programs for working aged adults and their families. She has dedicated a significant portion of her research and advocacy work to suicide prevention, mental health, substance use and recovery and the intersection with the workplace.


Recent refereed articles have been published in JAMA, American Journal of Addictions, Social Work, Journal of Career Development, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Research on Social Work Practice, and Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. Dr. Frey regularly presents her research at national and international conferences. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health. Dr. Frey also co-founded the International Employee Assistance Digital Archive, housed at the University of Maryland, and which was awarded the Best Use of Technology in the Employee Assistance Field by the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) in 2019.


Dr. Frey co-chairs the Workplace Suicide Prevention and Postvention Committee where she is contributing as a leader in the development and dissemination of the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention. She is also a past chair of EAPA’s Subcommittee on Workplace Disaster Preparedness and Response. In 2006, Dr. Frey was the recipient of the EAPA President’s Award for Excellence, recognizing her work on this committee.

Dr. Nathaan Demers Related seminars and products

 Nathaan Demers, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist with experience in a variety of settings including community mental health, inpatient burn/neuro ICU’s, integrated care, and higher education. He has implemented a variety of large scale behavioral health programs as a Behavioral Health Research and Technical Assistance Associate with the WICHE – Behavioral Health Program, focusing on the Western 15 States and American Territories in the Pacific. Nathaan is a previous board member for the Colorado Psychological Association and served on the Suicide Prevention Coalition - Primary Care Workgroup for the State of Colorado. In his current role as the VP of Clinical Programs & Strategic Partnerships at Grit Digital Health, he leads a multidisciplinary team innovating at the intersection of behavioral health and technology. The team develops and implements digital tools that decrease stigma and connect individuals to the right behavioral health resources at the right time to increase grit, resilience, and well-being.

Agenda & Learning Objectives


11:30 Registration
12:00 - 01:30



01:30    Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Locate online, evidence-based, interventions to reduce suicide and depression among working-age men and research that supports the development and utilization of Man Therapy.
  • Describe effective public health approaches and messages (high tech and high touch) to outreach and engage working-age men in mental health and suicide prevention help-seeking behaviors.
  • Formulate a plan to introduce Man Therapy to working-age men in your practice, community or other settings to increase engagement with men about mental health and well-being.


Bibliography & References



Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $30 and includes CE credit. Registering after 6/29/2022 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms




The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 1.5 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

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