This volume provides practitioners with clear, helpful information about the process of understanding and engaging a wide array of boys and adolescent males in counseling. It supplies case examples and covers topics including race, ethnicity, religion, and other cultural factors of boys. A practical tool for school and mental health practitioners who need to understand and respond to the developmental and special issues of boys and adolescent males, Counseling Troubled Boys creates a bridge between young men and helping professionals. Key content includes adjustment issues, strategies for establishing rapport, interventions, case studies, and suggestions for future training and research.
"Counseling Troubled Boys takes welcomed steps in providing clear analysis and guidance for those providing psychotherapy to boys and adolescents. Its reasearch basis is excellent, and the examples these assembled clinicians provide are both illustrative and instructive…the strength of the book is its overall clarity and excellent grounding in research." - Brad DeFord, Ph.D., in Illness, Crisis & Loss
Part I: Understanding and Establishing Rapport with Boys Robertson, Shepard, The Psychological Development of Boys. Kiselica, Englar-Carlson, Horne, Fisher, A Positive Psychology Perspective on Helping Boys. Kiselica, Englar-Carlson, Establishing Rapport with Boys in Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Male-Friendly Perspective. Part II: Helping Special Populations of Boys Cervantes, Englar-Carlson, Surviving in a Sea with Few Lifeboats: Counseling Boys from Impoverished Families. Kiselica, Novack, Promoting Strength and Recovery: Counseling Boys Who Have Been Sexually Abused. Fleming, Englar-Carlson, Examining Depression and Suicidality in Boys and Male Adolescents: An Overview and Clinical Considerations. Kapalka, Improving Self-Control: Counseling Boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Reese, Horne, Bell, Wingfield, Counseling Aggressive Boys and Adolescent Males. Woodford, Moving Beyond "Drinking Like a Man": Tailoring Substance Abuse Counseling Strategies to Meet the Needs of Boys. Kiselica, Mule, Haldemann, Finding Inner Peace in a Homophobic World: Counseling Gay Boys and Boys who are Questioning Their Sexual Identity. Liu, Shepard, Nicpon, "Boys are Tough, Not Smart": Counseling Gifted and Talented Young and Adolescent Boys.
The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men includes books devoted to the process of helping boys and men in counseling and psychotherapy. Through his many roles as a professor of psychology at Penn State Harrisburg, a fellow and former president of Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM), and a national leader regarding the psychology of boys, men and masculinity, Dr. Mark Kiselica serves as the editor of the series, which addresses a wide variety of topics, including: