BOOKS & VIDEOS

In this video program, Dr. Andrew P. Smiler works with an adolescent boy who displays characteristics of attention deficit disorder who has been facing difficulty in school due to disruptive behavioral tendencies.

During the session, Dr. Smiler asks a series of questions designed to increase the client’s comfort talking about his world, including the motives that drive his behavior.

In the introduction to the video, Dr. Smiler discusses how important it is for therapists treating young male clients to adopt an approach that emphasizes decision-making alongside self-reflection, and to recognize the influence of power — and lack of power — on teen boys’ functioning. Dr. Smiler also addresses the importance of risk-taking and therapeutic work based in clients’ anger.

Buy it from the American Psychological Association.

The Masculine Self applies mainstream psychological theory to gendered perspectives on the lives of men and boys, and then covers an ever-growing body of research on “men’s issues”: emotion, work, aggression, physical health, mental health, sport, and relationships. This edition marks the beginning of a major update of the book, including greater discussion of intersectionality and issues regarding race and ethnicity, as well as explicit discussion of the power structures that shape men’s life.

The textbook’s manageable length makes it perfect for use as either a main text or supplement. Its accessible style and engaging approach are ideal for providing a solid understanding of the material and stimulating classroom discussion.

Buy if from Sloan Publishing.

There’s a good chance you’ve had the “sex talk” with your parents. Or not. Or learned about human reproduction in health class. Or maybe you’ve heard a lot about dating, sex, and relationships from friends, movies, and the internet. So you are all set, right? Maybe…. But there’s more information that you’ll need to know—and really want to know–inside this book. You’ll read about how to know if someone likes you, the differences between dating and hooking up, and penis size.

Dating and Sex is an awesome, easy-to-read, funny, and insightful book that is chock-full of information and advice to help you get ready for the world of dating, relationships, and sex. This book can be your how-to-guide to become a responsible and mature relational and sexual being. And then, you’ll be ready for just about everything.  (more)

Published in 2016, Dating and Sex received a EUREKA! Silver Medal from the California Reading Association, a Bronze Medal from the Foreword Indies awards, and was named one of the year’s 10 bestby Chicago Tribune reviewer Heidi Stevens. It also won 1st place for best Typographic Cover (non-profit publisher) and Best of Show in the Washington Publishers’ Design Awards. You can buy the book atAmazon , Barnes & NobleIndieBound, and Magination Press, among others.

In Challenging Casanova, Dr. Andrew Smiler debunks the stereotype that teenage boys and young men are barely able to control their sex drives; he argues this belief may lead to destructive hyper-sexuality, unwanted pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Smiler’s goal is to help us all recognize that boys’ sexual development is multi-faceted and to give us the tools we need to keep the stereotype from becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. The author also shows how this shift in attitude could help create young men who are more mature and have better relationships with partners and friends.

Designed for professionals  who work with adolescents, policy makers, and parents, Challenging Casanova dismantles the stereotypes of boys as driven only by an obsession with having intercourse with multiple partners, and calls for deeper growth and understanding of modern masculinity.

Buy it from WileyAmazonBarnes & Noble, or IndieBound.