Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 270–278 | Cite as

Promise and Problems: Aggression in Male Led Preadolescent Girls Group Treatment

  • David Strauss
Original Paper


This paper discusses different forms of aggression exhibited by children and challenges previous conclusions that boys are more aggressive than girls. After an analysis of how aggression manifests in girls who have experienced significant environmental deficits, transferential issues between male practitioners and female youth clients are considered. Finally, group psychotherapy is proposed as an appropriate modality for containing aggression and addressing the needs of girls who struggle with social disturbances.


Relational aggression Child group psycotherapy Cross-gender therapuetic relationship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TeaneckUSA

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