Adolescent males' experience of the counselling process

J Adolesc. 2000 Feb;23(1):79-93. doi: 10.1006/jado.1999.0300.


This study examines 11 adolescent males' self-reports of their experiences of 23 counselling sessions to identify what they found helpful and unhelpful during key moments in the therapeutic process. The findings suggest that the experiences of the adolescent males in this study are similar in many ways to the to the reported experiences of adults in counselling. In particular, the experience of emotional support and relief appears to be highly significant for adolescent males, who give significantly lesser importance to cognitive task factors.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
  • Adult
  • Attitude*
  • Counseling*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*