Transforming Psychotherapy in Order to Succeed with Adolescent Boys: Male-Friendly Practices

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe a "male-friendly" therapeutic process with troubled adolescent boys. A male-friendly process is one in which the therapist employs a wide variety of strategies and activities that are likely to appeal to male youth and that facilitate the establishment and maintenance of rapport. The nuances of practicing a male-friendly approach are highlighted and then applied in a case study of psychotherapy with a depressed adolescent boy. The implications of this approach for redefining professional conceptions about boundaries in the client-therapist relationship and reexamining inaccurate stereotypes about the emotional lives of boys are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1225-1236
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of clinical psychology
Volume59
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

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