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Counseling Boys and Young Men

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Counseling Boys and Young Men

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  • Suzanne Degges-White PhD, LMHC-IN, LPC-NC, NCC
  • Bonnie Colon LMHC, NCC, NCSC

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Counseling Boys and Young Men provides a plethora of information and counseling techniques essential to the continued development of young men....The text serves as a noteworthy manual addressing the myriad of issues affecting young males in today's society."--The Professional Counselor Journal

This comprehensive guide to the unique challenges faced by boys and young men encompasses today's most critical issues and presents effective, evidence-based strategies for treating them. Recognizing the specific needs of diverse young males, this text covers such contemporary issues as bullying and harassment, anger management, online gaming, addiction, pornography, and gang membership. The differences between the developmental issues of males and females are addressed, along with the emotional, intellectual, and physical changes boys experience as they move into adolescence. The difficulties counselors face in their efforts to access emotional expression in boys are discussed along with strategies to overcome these barriers.

Each chapter includes a comprehensive case scenario that highlights the presenting issue, how the issue affects functioning, and how effective treatment is best implemented. Additional resources for more in-depth study are also included throughout the book.

Key Features:

  • Provides guidance to the unique psychological issues of boys and young men along with innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies
  • Addresses such current topics as bullying/harassment, risk-taking behaviors, pornography addiction, gambling, single-parent families, and more
  • Includes vivid case studies
  • Explores such social issues as gang membership with a focus on helping young males revise their self-image and social networks

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 05, 2012
  • Page Count 456
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109187
  • EISBN 9780826109194

About The Author(s) 

Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, is a licensed counselor and professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She is the coauthor of three books that all touch on the ways in which relationships play out across life. These include her most recent book, Toxic Friendships: Knowing the Rules and Dealing With the Friends Who Break Them (2015); Mothers and Daughters: Living, Loving, and Learning Over a Lifetime (2014); and Friends Forever: How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships (2011). Suzanne has also coedited four books addressing clinical counseling practice and innovative counseling interventions.

Table of Contents 

1 The Developmental Path: From Boyhood to Older Adolescence

Thomas Grzesik, MS, Samantha Grzesik, MS, and Katie Vena, MS

2 Talking to the Beat of a Different Drum: Speaking So He Can Listen and Listening So He Can Speak

Keith Davis, PhD

3 Understanding Male Adolescent Diversity

Shawn L. Spurgeon, PhD, & Daniel M. Paredes, PhD

4 When Learning is “Different”

Rebekah Reysen, M.Ed., Ian Turnage-Butterbaugh, MA, Tony Michael, MA, & Edward Hudspeth, PhD

5 Untold Stories of Potential: Career Counseling with Male Children and Adolescents

Kevin B. Stoltz, PhD, & Susan R. Barclay, MS

6 Relationships with Friends and Family and Enemies, Too

Caroline S. Booth, PhD, Miriam L. Wagner, PhD, & Robin G. Liles, PhD

7 Working with Boys from Single-Parent Homes

S. Kent Butler, PhD, & M. Ann Shillingford, PhD

8 Romantic Relationships: From Wrestling to Romance

Christine Borzumato-Gainey, PhD, Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, & Carrie V. Smith

9 Counseling Gay and Questioning Boys and Young Men

Edward P. Cannon, PhD, & John F. Marszalek, PhD

10 Creative Interventions for Young Males with ADHD

Imelda Wallace, PhD

11 Navigating the Challenges of Connecting with Male Youth: Empowering Real-Time Interventions through Adventure Based Counseling

Torey L. Portrie-Bethke, PhD, David Christian, MS, William Brown, MS, & Nicole R. Hill, PhD

12 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Helping Young Males Connect

Rita Brusca-Vega, EdD, & Suzanne Bieke, PhD

13 Understanding and Treating Victimization and Abuse

Nancy Sherman, PhD & Bill Blundell, MA

14 Understanding the Child’s World of Grief

Corie Schoe neberg, PhD, & George Sesser, PsyD

15 Emotional Concerns: When Life Doesn’t Feel “Right”

Rachel M. Hoffman, PhD

16 Identifying the Cycle: Assessing Addictions in Young Men

W. Bryce Hagedorn, PhD, Jesse Fox, MA, & Tabitha Young, PhD

17 Stopping the Cycle: Treating Addictions in Young Men

W. Bryce Hagedorn, PhD, Jesse Fox, MA, & Tabitha Young, PhD

18 Out of Bounds: Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder

Margery J. Shupe, PhD, LPCC-S

19 Bullying and Its Opposite: Harnessing the Power of the Heroes in the School-Room, Therapy-Room, and on the Playground

James R. Porter, PhD, & Brian J. Mistler, PhD

20 Anger Management

Kent Fall, PhD, & Stephanie Eberts, PhD

21 Gang Membership and Interventions

Lori A. Wolff, PhD, JD, & Edward Hudspeth, PhD

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