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The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men


About the Series

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:

  • Counseling gay boys and men
  • Addictions counseling with boys and men
  • Helping older men
  • Couples counseling with men
  • Counseling gifted boys
  • Assisting men with the transition to fatherhood
  • Helping men with emotional intimacy
  • Counseling boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Counseling boys and men from different racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Counseling aggressive boys

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Religion, Spirituality, and Masculinity New Insights for Counselors

Religion, Spirituality, and Masculinity: New Insights for Counselors

1st Edition

By Anthony Isacco, Jay C. Wade
May 09, 2019

Religion, Spirituality, and Masculinity provides concrete, practical suggestions for mental health professionals. Drawing from decades of clinical experience working with men and interdisciplinary insights from psychology, sociology, religion, and more, the authors explore some of the most salient ...

Counseling Troubled Boys A Guidebook for Professionals

Counseling Troubled Boys: A Guidebook for Professionals

1st Edition

Edited By Mark S. Kiselica, Matt Englar-Carlson, Arthur M. Horne
December 18, 2007

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 ...

BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring A Leader’s Guide to Facilitating Strengths-Based Groups for Boys - Helping Boys Make Better Contact by Making Better Contact with Them

BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: A Leader’s Guide to Facilitating Strengths-Based Groups for Boys - Helping Boys Make Better Contact by Making Better Contact with Them

1st Edition

By Peter Mortola, Howard Hiton, Stephen Grant
December 17, 2007

Over the past decade, our understanding of the fundamental differences in child development, behavior, and emotional maturity between boys and girls has increased dramatically, and as a result, many gender-specific interventions and support programs have been developed to meet the needs of parents,...

Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys A Strengths-Based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators

Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys: A Strengths-Based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators

1st Edition

Edited By Michael M. Kocet
June 12, 2014

Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, & Boys: A Strengths-Based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators provides practitioners and educators with critical information needed to help navigate the therapeutic and educational terrain of working with gay males. While other books address a broad ...

Counseling Widowers

Counseling Widowers

1st Edition

By Jason M. Troyer
May 06, 2014

Working with widowers can be one of the most challenging parts of a therapist’s career. Despite the need for better research and professional guidance, therapists have often been left alone to confront a group struggling with high rates of suicide, mortality, physical health problems, and ...

Breaking Barriers in Counseling Men Insights and Innovations

Breaking Barriers in Counseling Men: Insights and Innovations

1st Edition

Edited By Aaron B. Rochlen, Fredric E. Rabinowitz
August 27, 2013

Breaking Barriers in Counseling Men is a unique collection of personal and engaging contributions from nationally recognized scholars and clinicians with expertise in treating men. The editors have selected men’s clinicians who address areas as diverse as sexual dysfunction, male bonding over ...

Gender in the Therapy Hour Voices of Female Clinicians Working with Men

Gender in the Therapy Hour: Voices of Female Clinicians Working with Men

1st Edition

Edited By Holly Barlow Sweet
March 05, 2012

There is no shortage of literature about working with men in counseling and psychotherapy, but almost none of it addresses the unique issues that a female clinician can face with a male client. These women do not have a basis for a complete understanding of the impact our society’s ideas about ...

Tough Guys and True Believers Managing Authoritarian Men in the Psychotherapy Room

Tough Guys and True Believers: Managing Authoritarian Men in the Psychotherapy Room

1st Edition

By John M. Robertson
March 12, 2012

Some men are especially difficult to manage in the psychotherapy room. They are controlling, exploitive, rigid, aggressive, and prejudiced. In a word, they are Authoritarian. This book is a guide for therapists and counselors who work with these men, offering an understanding of their psychological...

Men, Addiction, and Intimacy Strengthening Recovery by Fostering the Emotional Development of Boys and Men

Men, Addiction, and Intimacy: Strengthening Recovery by Fostering the Emotional Development of Boys and Men

1st Edition

By Mark S. Woodford
May 24, 2012

In the substance abuse and addiction treatment realm, males outnumber females two to one. While gender-issues are seen as a key element of women’s treatment, the acknowledgement that males are "gendered beings" who have lived lives full of male-specific developmental challenges is often overlooked....

Engaging Men in Couples Therapy

Engaging Men in Couples Therapy

1st Edition

Edited By David Shepard, Michele Harway
July 25, 2011

This book will help practitioners overcome one of the leading challenges in couples therapy: working effectively with the male partner. Men have unique needs and psychological issues that many clinicians may not recognize or know how to address. This volume presents chapters by the leading ...

Dying to be Men Psychosocial, Environmental, and Biobehavioral Directions in Promoting the Health of Men and Boys

Dying to be Men: Psychosocial, Environmental, and Biobehavioral Directions in Promoting the Health of Men and Boys

1st Edition

By Will Courtenay
April 15, 2011

Masculinity has a powerful effect on the health of men and boys. Indeed, many of the behaviors they use to "be men" actually increase their risk of disease, injury, and death. In this book, Dr. Will Courtenay, an internationally recognized expert on men’s health, provides a foundation for ...

Engaging Boys in Treatment Creative Approaches to the Therapy Process

Engaging Boys in Treatment: Creative Approaches to the Therapy Process

1st Edition

Edited By Craig Haen
February 28, 2011

Traditional therapy can often be an off-putting experience for boys as it is in direct opposition to the ways they generally interact and connect with others. This book explores a variety of creative approaches that professionals can use to enhance the clinical experience and better reach their ...

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