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Engaging men in family therapy: Does the gender of the therapist make a difference?

Author: Dienhart, Anna
Author Background: U Guelph, Dept of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, Ontario, Canada
Date 2/2001
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Family-Therapy
Volume/Pages Vol 23(1): 21-45
Subject Matter Gender, Research, Psychotherapeutic Techniques, Couples Therapy; Therapist Characteristics
Abstract The results of this exploratory Delphi study provide a beginning formulation of a gender-sensitive approach to working with men in the specialized field of couple and family therapy. The research specifically investigated what a panel of 36 'expert' family therapists believed would be appropriate and effective techniques to engage men in therapy and in the process of family change. This report focuses on findings highlighting differences between what female and male therapists preferred as techniques to work with men in family therapy. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved)