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“Will’s opening address was highly motivational and inspiring. He framed the key issues in men’s health in a context that was timely and practical. His command of the material is extraordinary and is well complimented by his ability to connect with the audience. For me, it was the highlight of the conference.” — Owen Borda, New York State Department of Public Health


Will Courtenay is among the few scholars, researchers and consultants in the United States whose work directly addresses the health and well-being of men and boys. He is the director of Men’s Health Consulting, which he founded over fifteen years ago to educate the public about the psychological, social and behavioral influences on the health of men and boys — and to help men live longer, healthier lives.

For over twenty years, Dr. Courtenay has specialized in researching, writing about, and working with men. The American Psychological Association has referred to him as, “a leading psychologist in the field of masculinity” and “one of the leading scholars, researchers, and public policy shapers in the psychology of men.” Dr. Courtenay has once again been selected for inclusion in Who's Who in America (2012) as a "foremost achiever in his field." He is a contributor to Esquire Magazine.

Dr. Courtenay received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Dr. Courtenay has served on the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the University of California, San Francisco, Medical School.

Dr. Courtenay is the author of the book Dying To Be Men (Routledge, 2011). He is currently writing another book entitled, Sad Dads, about men’s experiences with depression after becoming a father. Dr. Courtenay is the founding editor of the International Journal of Men’s Health, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Men’s Health. He is on the Advisory Board of The Center for Men and Young Men at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and is the U.S. Representative to the Steering Committee of the International Society for Men’s Health. He received the 2004 “Researcher of The Year” award from the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.

In the new field of men’s health, Dr. Courtenay is considered one of the foremost leaders. He was invited in 2000 to serve as the guest editor for the first professional medical journal devoted entirely to the subject of men’s health. In 1996, he chaired the first national conference on men’s health, and in 1999, he gave an opening address at the largest national men’s health conference to date sponsored by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Dr. Courtenay lectures and provides continuing education training to health professionals nationwide, consults with colleges and universities, government agencies, public health departments, family planning clinics, and medical centers, and conducts employee wellness workshops.

Dr. Courtenay maintains a private practice in Oakland, California. As a psychotherapist, he specializes in helping men to overcome depression and other emotional concerns that prevent them from living happy and fulfilling lives.

Dr. Courtenay hosts a variety of web sites for men. For more information and to find links to these web sites, click here.

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