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ERIC Number: ED396207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Gender as Interpersonally Created in the Therapeutic Relationship: Client Considerations.
Rencher, Laura L.; And Others
Therapy can easily and unwittingly be dominated by the way that the larger society thinks and talks about gender issues. The best way to insure that society's dominant discourses do not implicitly shape therapy is to make gender issues explicit in the therapy dialogue when relevant to the discussion. Explicit treatment can lead to reconstructions of the dominant discourses or an opening up to alternative discourses. Also, it is important to remember that gendered behaviors are not static, but rather vary according to the situational context. In therapy, the therapist, client, and situational variables all play a part in the elicitation of gender-related behaviors in the client. Therefore, the therapist must be aware of these more immediate and proximal variables that may affect the display of gender-related behavior in therapeutic interactions. (TS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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