HOW DO I HELP HIM?
HOW DO I HELP HIM?
A Practitioner’s Guide To Working With Boys and Men in Therapeutic Settings
ABOUT THE BOOK
Males are struggling throughout our culture—experiencing trauma, violence, unemployment, school failure, under-motivation, and in many cases, destitution. Males are also under served in the helping professions. Boys and men often feel that therapists and mental health professionals are not as well informed or educated in what males need as they could be. download the Press Release
When we sit back and think about this, the view of many males makes good sense. Our offices, clinics, and schools are often set up for sitting quietly in a chair, rather than for physical movement, hands-on learning, thematic therapy, and other male-healthy strategies. And to make matters more murky, our professional dialogue in workshops and training often veers away from what boys and men need for fear of focusing on males to the detriment of females.
Transformation in clinical practice comes from both new thinking and new “doing”. HOW DO I HELP HIM? helps transform theory and practice to include a deep understanding of male development in therapy, health care, and human services. The book is gender equal and female positive. It includes new logic models and practical tools and strategies that will transform your private practice, office, agency, residential treatment facility, or other mental health care environment. These new models and tools do not replace present psychological theories, but instead blend with prevailing psychological theories to help ensure their effectiveness with boys and men.
Throughout the book, readers also learn new ways to look at girls and women’s lives, couples’ communication, and marriage and family issues. The lives of boys and girls and women and men are inextricably linked, and ever more so as our culture evolves. To take better care of boys and men is to help girls and women flourish, as well.
HOW DO I HELP HIM? A Practitioner’s Guide To Working With Boys and Men in Therapeutic Settings
by New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian (GI Publishers, September 7, 2011).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MICHAEL GURIAN is a New York Times best-selling author of twenty eight books, including The Wonder of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, and What Could He Be Thinking? He has been featured multiple times in nearly all the major media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Family Therapy, Educational Leadership, Counseling Today, Time, The Today Show, Good Morning America, National Public Radio, and many others.