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The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men

Series Editor: Mark Kiselica

During the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, a handful of pioneering mental health professionals and scholars began to focus their work on the unique challenges associated with helping men in counseling and psychotherapy. In 1978, a team of 27 authors published 15 articles on counseling men in a special edition of The Counseling Psychologist (Skovholt, Gormally, Schauble & Davis, 1978). This landmark publication was one of the first projects to address a variety of topics pertaining to the psychology of men and masculinity and the process of working with men in therapy, and it helped to inspire the gradual development of a network of counselors and psychologists interested in the special needs of men in counseling.

An ever-widening circle of social scientists and mental health professionals has combined their efforts to form professional associations centered on studying, understanding and helping men. For example, for several consecutive years during the early 1990s, a group of psychologists specializing in men’s issues held meetings at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) with the goal of establishing a formal organization dedicated to the psychology of men and masculinity. One outcome of these meetings was the formation of The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM), which became an official division of APA in 1995. Originally consisting of a handful of psychologists specializing in the study and treatment of adult men, SPSMM now consists of hundreds of psychologists whose interests not only include men and masculinity, but also the psychological development of boys and the process of counseling young boys and adolescent males. Thus, studying and helping males across the lifespan is now a mainstream subject in psychology.

Interest in the psychological make-up of males now permeates our society, represented by mental health professionals, social scientists, community volunteers, teachers, ministers and parents who want to help boys and men to lead more fulfilling lives. The purpose of The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men is to respond to this demand by fostering the development of specialized books on the clinical process of helping boys and men in counseling and psychotherapy. Through his many roles as a professor and former chairperson of the Department of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey, a 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 will address the following potential topics:

  • Counseling gay boys and men
  • Addictions counseling with boys and men
  • Helping older men
  • Psychotherapy with depressed and suicidal boys and men
  • Couples counseling with men
  • Counseling gifted boys
  • Counseling men in prisons
  • 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
  • Preventing date rape
  • Counseling men who batter women
  • Psychotherapy with boys and men who have been sexually abused

The long-term goal of the series is to create the most comprehensive set of books focused on helping boys and men that has ever been assembled.

New and Published Books

11-17 of 17 results in The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men
  1. An International Psychology of Men

    Theoretical Advances, Case Studies, and Clinical Innovations

    Edited by Chris Blazina, David S. Shen-Miller

    Series: The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men

    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...

    Published August 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Therapy With Young Men

    16-24 Year Olds in Treatment

    By Dave Verhaagen

    Series: The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men

    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...

    Published June 8th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Culturally Responsive Counseling with Asian American Men

    Edited by William Ming Liu, Derek Kenji Iwamoto, Mark H. Chae

    Series: The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men

    Asian American men represent a complex group with distinct psychological and mental health concerns, yet the current counseling literature is lacking in resources for clinicians working with this population. The purpose of this text is to provide practitioners with a comprehensive overview of...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Counseling Boys and Men with ADHD

    By George Kapalka

    Series: The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder primarily affects boys and male teens, and the symptoms can continue on into adulthood. Consequently, clinicians need to be well-versed in techniques to treat this disorder that are tailored specifically to the needs of males; there are, however, few...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Counseling Fathers

    Edited by Chen Z. Oren, Dora Chase Oren

    Series: The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men

    Men do not often come for counseling because they are having difficulties with being a father, but many of the presenting problems and reasons for seeking help can be related to the roles and responsibilities of fathering. The dramatic shift in societal expectations of being a father can often...

    Published June 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  6. Counseling Troubled Boys

    A Guidebook for Professionals

    Edited by Mark S. Kiselica, Matt Englar-Carlson, Arthur M. Horne

    Series: The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men

    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...

    Published December 18th 2007 by Routledge

  7. 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

    By Peter Mortola, Howard Hiton, Stephen Grant

    Series: The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men

    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,...

    Published December 17th 2007 by Routledge

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