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1st Edition

Counseling Troubled Boys
A Guidebook for Professionals

ISBN 9780415955478
Published December 18, 2007 by Routledge
334 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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Mark S. Kiselica Ph.D., is professor and former chairperson of the Department of Counselor Education at the College of New Jersey. He earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA and has counseled hundreds of boys in schools, mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and prisons Director of the School Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the author of several books, see below.

Matt Englar-Carlson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of counseling at the California State University at Fullerton. He received his doctoral degree in counselor education from the Pennsylvania State University and has worked with men, boys, and families in community mental health centers and schools. He has co-authored two books, see below.

Arthur M. Horne, Ph.D., is a distinguished research professor of counseling psychology at the University of Georgia. He completed his Ph.D in counseling and educational psychology at Southern Illinois University. He was the co-investigator of ACT EARLY, a federal program for at-risk children, and has been a trainer for agencies addressing male issues of violence and aggression. He is a prolific author, see below.


"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