Suggested Reading

 

We want to offer a list of recommended books that may help in bringing greater understanding of the uniqueness of boys and men.  We hope you find this list helpful.

 

 BOYS & MEN


HOW DO I HELP HIM?  A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO WORKING WITH BOYS AND MEN IN THERAPEUTIC SETTINGS (GI Press, October, 2011), by Michael Gurian

 Boys and men often feel that therapists, health care workers, and human service professionals are not well informed or educated in what males need.  HOW DO I HELP HIM? addresses the unique needs of boys and men in therapy and mental health services.  Written by Michael Gurian, a mental health counselor for more than twenty years, and one of the world’s foremost gender experts, this book provides new gender theory, new science-based practical models, and outcomes-oriented strategic tools for transforming mental health services and therapy offices to work better with boys and men.  Please click here for more information: http://www.michaelgurian.com/how-do-I-help-him.html.

 


The Myth of Male PowerWarren Farrell, Ph.D.

Publishers Weekly — Men who make their way through the interminable subtitle and embark on this orignal and significant study will find that they haven’t lost the ability to cry after all. While some feminists may assert that it is an attack on women, the book attempts to show areas in which males operate at a disadvantage without claiming that women are responsible for their plight. Psychologist Farrell stresses economics, pointing out that the 25 worst types of jobs, involving the highest physical risk, are almost all filled by men. He also considers warfare, in which virtually all of the military casualties are men; the justice system, where sentences for males are customarily heavier; and sexual harassment, which has become a one-way street. He concludes with helpful advice on “resocializing” the male child, adolescent and adult. Clever cartoons enliven the text.