Counseling Boys and Men with ADHD

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 16, 2010 - Psychology - 374 pages

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.


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Chapter 1 Symptoms of ADHD
Chapter 2 Epidemiology and Course
Chapter 3 Etiology
Assessment and Diagnosis
Chapter 4 Assessment
Chapter 5 Differential Diagnosis
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Chapter 6 Individual Counseling With Boys and Young Teens
Chapter 10 Group Techniques
Educational Interventions
Educational Modifications
Chapter 12 Student Behavior Management
Medical Approaches
Chapter 13 Stimulant Medications
Chapter 14 Nonstimulant Medications
Chapter 15 Nutritional and Herbal Interventions

Chapter 7 Parenting Techniques
Chapter 8 Individual Counseling With Men and Older Teens
Chapter 9 Working With Spouses and Partners of Men With ADHD

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Dr. George Kapalka is a member of the Graduate Faculty at Monmouth University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Counseling. He is a member of the Executive Council with the New Jersey Counseling Association and a member of a Task Force with the New Jersey Psychological Association, and the chairperson of the New Jersey Chapter of APA's Division 55. He is the national chair of the Division's Continuing Education activities, and the director of the ADHD Research and Learning Disorders Content Areas with the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research.

Dr. Kapalka has been in clinical practice for over 20 years, and his practice primarily focuses on the treatment of boys, teens and men with ADHD. Since 1985, he has presented research studies at national and international conferences, and he primarily researches the treatment of boys with ADHD. Dr. Kapalka is an author of over 50 research presentations, and he has authored dozens of articles and reviews in professional journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. His book, Parenting Your Out-of-Control Child was released in March of 2007 by New Harbinger Publishers. He is a member of the editorial board for the electronic journal, PsycCRITIQUES, and he is the editor of the New Jersey Journal of Professional Counseling.