Counseling Boys and Men with ADHD

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Counseling Boys and Men with ADHD

By George Kapalka

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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 resources available to them.  This guidebook provides a review of the counseling, educational, and medical interventions that can benefit boys and men with ADHD.  Kapalka begins with a review of symptoms, etiology, assessment, and diagnosis and then discusses a variety of specific interventions: individual counseling, parenting techniques, classroom interventions, and group counseling techniques.  The use of medication in conjunction with counseling is also considered.  Throughout all of the topics covered, Kapalka emphasizes what it is like to be male and have ADHD and describes the impacts that masculinity and gender expectations can have on the expression of and response to the disorder.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Psychology -> Mental Illness

Counseling Boys and Men with ADHD
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 11/16/10
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 374 pages

ISBN 10: 1135849676
ISBN 13: 9781135849672
Print ISBN: 9781138415355

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