Role of Male Therapist with Adolescent Boys Dissertation or Thesis by write123

Role of Male Therapist with Adolescent Boys
This paper researches whether using males as interveners in at-risk intervention strategies for adolescent males is more beneficial that using females and suggests a two-tiered, gender-based intervention strategy.
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This paper researches the finding that adolescent males are increasingly at-risk and that the consequences of leaving these boys without treatment range from academic problems all the way to suicide and mass-murder. Furthermore, much of these problems appear to be linked to the absence of father figures and other male role models in the lives of these boys. Therefore, this paper investigates whether using males as the interveners in at-risk intervention strategies is more beneficial than using females. The paper looks at gender differences in therapy, from the standpoint of the patient and the provider. The paper also investigates the differences between treating adults and treating children, and how a therapist can best approach an adolescent patient. In addition, the paper looks at existing intervention strategies, to determine whether gender has an impact on the success of those strategies. After reviewing the literature, the author suggests that a two-tiered, gender-based intervention strategy offers the best plan for success in at-risk interventions.

Background of Study
Problem Statement
Purpose Statement
Significance of Review
Research Design, Strategy, and Procedure
Literature Review
Findings and Discussion
Clinical Implications and Recommendations for Future Research

From the Paper:

"Initially, the author believed that the literature would be sufficient to provide a quantitative analysis of success rates, based on the gender of the therapist. However, the problem with defining therapeutic success has already been explained. In addition, there is another issue that prevents such a quantitative analysis; there is such a wide-variety of interventions, that it is almost impossible to quantitatively compare them. Furthermore, some of the available literature looks at different intervention methods, and fails to address the gender of the service providers involved. Therefore, this study takes a qualitative approach to gender differences and intervention success. The study looks at what works, when it works, who it works with, why it works, and how it could work better.
"In order to understand the relationship between gender and therapeutic success, this study looks at several related issues. First, the study investigates males and their role as clients in therapy. The role of the client in therapy is largely ignored in a research context, but may be the single most important variable when attempting to predict the success or failure of a therapeutic intervention. Therefore, this study looks at the male client and his approach to therapy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aspen Education Group. (2007). What is a troubled teen? Retrieved August 10, 2007 from Help for troubled teens. Web site:
  • Barnes, N., H. Guttormson, & P. Troller. (2003). Does the gender of initial contact affect premature termination of therapy? Retrieved August 7, 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout Journal of Student ResearchWeb site:
  • Biederman, J., A. Kwon, M. Aleardi, V. Chouinard, T. Marino, H. Cole, et al. (June, 2005). Absence of gender effects on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: findings innonreferred subjects. American Journal of Psychiatry. 162, 1083-1089.
  • Bouchard, P., I. Boily, & M. Proulx. (2003). School success by gender: a catalyst for the masculinist discourse. Ottawa: Status of Women Canada.
  • Camino, L. (2000). Treating sexually abused boys: a practical guide for therapists & counselors. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

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