KING5 Interview with Doug Wear, Ph.D, on APA’s New Guidelines for Treating Boys and Men


APA’s recently released Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men to strive to recognize while addressing those problems that disproportionately affect boys and men while remaining sensitive to the field’s androcentric past. Thirteen years in the making, APA draws on more than 40 years of research showing that traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful and that socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage that echoes both inwardly and outwardly.

Seattle TV station KING5 contacted WSPA to interview a Psychologist regarding these newly released guidelines on treating boys and men. Former WSPA Executive Director, Doug Wear, was available to provide this interview. We are proud to say that WSPA continues to serve as the go-to media resource on Psychology in the state. 

The interview can be viewed at this link.