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.

Counseling Substance-Abusing Young Males

Counseling substance-abusing young males
Richard C.Page

Adolescence represents a time of change and personal development for young people. George (1990) has identified five tasks that adolescents must achieve to successfully make the transition to adulthood:

  • Accept the biological changes that the individual is experiencing
  • Learn to be comfortable with sexuality and one's sexual preferences
  • Choose a career identity
  • Learn to care for oneself and to be independent
  • Develop a sense of personal identity

Adolescence is a time of rebellion and experimentation for many male adolescents. In American society and in other societies around the world, male adolescents face tremendous pressures to achieve. More and more education or training is demanded of many adolescents for them to be able to compete in the world marketplace. ...

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