Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Stereotypes (Social psychology); Counseling;
Gender stereotyping has a complex and enduring history in our society, and it is an underlying factor in many issues – clients bring to counseling, including – among other things-women's and men's experience of depression (Nugent & Jones, 2005). A complicating aspect of gender stereotyping is that both males and females in our culture have been socially conditioned to fulfill many of the stereotypes imposed on them, and following stereotypical gender roles excessively can be harmful to their mental health, self-image, and interpersonal relationships (Nugent & Jones).
Counselors can use gender-role analysis and other interventions to help clients gain insight into the gender role messages and stereotypes they have grown up with and challenge these messages (Corey, 2005). Counselors can help their clients gain the insight needed to decide which gender roles and characteristics are beneficial to them, and which harmful gender stereotypes they need to detach from (Corey).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2008 Stacey Hurt
Hurt, Stacey, "Understanding gender stereotypes and their impact on clients" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 871.