Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, & Boys: A Strengths-Based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators provides practitioners and educators with critical information needed to help navigate the therapeutic and educational terrain of working with gay males. While other books address a broad range of issues when working with LGBTQ individuals, this volume devotes its focus to the specific needs of gay boys, adolescents, and men. This book also presents an important perspective about individuals who identify as bisexual and transgender, and examines the intersection between gender and sexual orientation. Readers will find practical resources, tools, and clinical case studies for mental health practitioners, professionals in school settings, educators, administrators, and medical personnel serving gay males.
Part 1. Understanding the Developmental Needs of Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys 1. Coming Out and Identity Development in Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys Joseph Manera and Dennis Frank 2. The Role of Friendships in the Lives of Gay Men, Adolescents and Boys Michael M. Kocet Part 2: Cultural Issues With Sexual Minority Men, Adolescents, and Boys 3. Cultural Considerations: Helping Gay Men, Teens, and Boys Integrate a Racial and Sexual Identity Richmond D. Wynn, Joel M. Filmore, and Derrick A. Paladino 4. Addressing Spirituality When Counseling Gay Boys, Adolescents, and Men Sam Sanabria and Joffrey Suprina Part 3: Developing Integral Partnerships in the Treatment of Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys 5. Assessment and Treatment of the Medical Needs of Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys James Leone, Elizabeth Mullin, and Shan Mohammed 6. The Mental Health and Counseling Needs of Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys Larry D. Burlew, Nichole Pulliam, and Kathleen L. Grant 7. The Impact of Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Lives of Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys Michael P. Chaney and Michael Brubaker 8. Recognizing the Needs of Sexual Minority Boys and Adolescents in School Melissa M. Luke and Kristopher M. Goodrich 9. The Role of Career and Leisure Needs in the Lives of Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys Jane Goodman and Paul Battle 10. Working With Family, Friends, and Allies of Gay Boys, Adolescents, and Men Melissa Luke and Kristopher M. Goodrich Part 4: Counseling Special Populations: Sexual and Gender Minority Boys, Adolescents, and Men 11. Non-Gay Men and Boys: Working With Men, Teens, and Boys Who Identify as Bisexual Jason Patton, Jeff Lubsen, and Stacee Reicherzer 12. Counseling in the Periphery of Queer Discourse: Transgender Boys, Adolescents, and Men Jason Patton and Stacee Reicherzer
About the Editor:
Michael M. Kocet, PhD, is associate professor and chair in the department of counselor education at Bridgewater State University. He is a licensed mental health counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on ethics and LGBT issues. Dr. Kocet is past president of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling and has presented at local, state, and national conferences in counseling and student affairs. He is sought as a national speaker and consultant on LGBT issues and counseling ethics.