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The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men


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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

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

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

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...

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

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....

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

Engaging Men in Couples Therapy

Engaging Men in Couples Therapy

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

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

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...

Psychotherapy with Older Men

Psychotherapy with Older Men

Tammi Vacha-Haase, Stephen R. Wester, Heidi Fowell Christianson
August 10, 2010

Growing older can be a time of great joy and satisfaction for men as they look back on their accomplishments and gain more free time, but it can also be a challenging and distressing experience, especially for those men raised with the very traditional notions of what it means to be a "real man."...

An International Psychology of Men: Theoretical Advances, Case Studies, and Clinical Innovations

An International Psychology of Men: Theoretical Advances, Case Studies, and Clinical Innovations

Chris Blazina, David S. Shen-Miller
August 02, 2010

This text is the first to provide a contextual understanding of the clinical issues that affect men and masculinity across a wide range of cultural and national settings. It demonstrates that gender can no longer be viewed as an isolated characteristic; in an era of increased globalization, mental...

Therapy With Young Men: 16-24 Year Olds in Treatment

Therapy With Young Men: 16-24 Year Olds in Treatment

Dave Verhaagen
June 08, 2010

Young adult men in their late teens and early twenties are statistically the least happy of any group of males surveyed. What’s more, scholarly research tells us that adolescent boys and young men have the highest rates of behavioral problems, completed suicides, and drug and alcohol problems of...

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