"There is much written about men, adolescents, and boys in our professional counseling literature, but no one has addressed the very specific issues of gay men, adolescents, and boys in one place. Dr. Kocet and his colleagues have created this unique and critically important contribution to the professional counseling literature. They have gathered together a diverse group of mental-health professionals with this special expertise to address the issues that gay men, adolescents, and boys cope with on a daily basis." -Mark Pope, professor and chair of the department of counseling and family therapy at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and former president of the American Counseling Association "Weaving together the threads of personal, family, social, and community challenges facing gay boys, youth, and men, this volume is a much-needed comprehensive resource. Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys not only covers the major theoretical approaches to understanding the processes of sexual orientation development, it also includes a lifespan perspective, following the issues gay males face from when they first realize their attractions to their later years. Important subjects not covered in other works include medical issues, career choice, and leisure activities. This is a vitally important primer that focuses on the strengths of gay boys, youth, and men over the course of their lives, giving professionals useful ways to think about this population as well as ways to provide competent care. -Anthony R. D'Augelli, PhD, professor of human development at Penn State University
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
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.