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Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: Engaging Boys in Counseling and Educational Contexts

Date: 1:00pm PST February 5, 2016 Location: South Chapel

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Research has demonstrated that a significant number of boys are struggling with engagement: with their own emotions, within social relationships, and with meaningful progress in their own schooling.

At the same time, many professionals in education and counseling are challenged with the ability to stay in good and helpful relational engagement with boys: with understanding both the social and biological influences on their development and with knowing how to communicate in ways that help them stay connected.

Based on the BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring approach, this workshop challenges  adults who work with boys to see them in new ways, and provide the skills to mentor young men to be more interpersonally engaged within educational and counseling settings.

This afternoon of training is for:

  • Counselors
  • Parents
  • Mentors
  • Coaches, and
  • Others who want to gain insights and skills for working with boys

Visit for more information on BAM!

Workshop Details

Date: Friday, February 5, 2016

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Instructors: Peter Mortola, Ph.D., Howard Hiton, M.S., and Stephen Grant, LCSW

Noncredit or CEU: $30, includes 3 CEU/PDUs

Lewis & Clark School-Based Mentors and Supervisors: Free. Please contact to register.

Registration for this workshop is full.

About the Instructors

Peter Mortola, Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark College, Howard Hiton, professional counselor in private practice, and Stephen Grant, social worker in private practice are the co-authors of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring (Routledge, 2008) and share a passion for boys’ issues. They have over forty years combined experience working with boys in counseling and school settings. Through this direct experience and extensive research, they created the BAM! guidebook, which challenges the adults who work with boys to see boys in new ways and mentor young men to be more interpersonally engaged.

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