Handbook of Counseling Boys and Adolescent Males: A Practitioner's Guide

`I found this a stimulating and readable book that was full of practical ideas. Some of the chapters may be of special interest to readers working in America, but I would expect the book to be of value to anyone wanting to give consideration to boys' and mens' issues in mental health, community and educational settings' - Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry This comprehensive, practical resource provides specific strategies for counsellors working with boys and male adolescents from different cultural backgrounds. The first part examines how psychological, career and athletic development of boys is shaped by a complex interaction of biological, social, cultural and economic forces. TheSecond Part covers cultural considerations when counselling particular North American client groups, such as Hispanic-Americans. The final part focuses on special populations such as gay, sexually abused and developmentally disabled boys.