Engaging adolescent males in counseling can be challenging. Using a feminist approach with males allows for incorporation of power dynamics into practice and is adaptable to diverse populations. This session aims to increase knowledge of feminist approaches to counseling to better engage males in counseling at school. A literature review regarding engaging males is provided, as well as information about feminist counseling approaches and techniques to aid in practice and conceptualization. A case study is provided.
Attendees will be able to describe relevant literature for engaging young males in the counseling process and its applicability to the school counseling setting.
Attendees will understand 2-3 specific modalities of a feminist approach to counseling including analysis of power dynamics and culture.
Attendees will have an increased understanding of how to apply feminist approaches when working with young males in the school setting and elsewhere.
Inpatient Counselor/ Ph.D Student,
Gateway Rehab/ Duquesne University