Book Review: Gender and Sex in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Lucia A. Gilbert and Murray Scher, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, 1999, 206 pp., $29.00

Book Review: Gender and Sex in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Lucia A. Gilbert and Murray Scher,... P1: Vendor/LPG P2: FMN Sex Roles [sers] PP023-290881 November 28, 2000 16:35 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 Sex Roles, Vol. 43, Nos. 5/6, 2000 Book Review Gender and Sex in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Lucia A. Gilbert and Murray Scher, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, 1999, 206 pp., $29.00 Becoming effective counselors and therapists is both challenging and rewarding. Students of counseling/therapy are expected to learn much new information and many new skills simultaneously (e.g., theories, research, interventions, assessment, and diagnosis). Increasingly, professional associ- ations and graduate training programs are recognizing the importance of gender issues to therapy and mental health. Hence, helping students gain an understanding and appreciation of the contribution of gender and sex to clients’ issues and to the psychotherapeutic process is a vital component of effective training. Fortunately, the task of both students and educators has become a bit easier with the publication of this book. The authors note three goals of helping readers to (p. xiv): Understand gender theory and the complexity of gender processes; Grasp the centrality of gender in clients’ lives and in the psychother- apeutic/counseling process; and ² Obtain sufficient knowledge to work therapeutically to enhance, and not further limit or diminish, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Gender and Sex in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Lucia A. Gilbert and Murray Scher, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, 1999, 206 pp., $29.00

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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Copyright © 2000 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1026607612125
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P1: Vendor/LPG P2: FMN Sex Roles [sers] PP023-290881 November 28, 2000 16:35 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 Sex Roles, Vol. 43, Nos. 5/6, 2000 Book Review Gender and Sex in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Lucia A. Gilbert and Murray Scher, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, 1999, 206 pp., $29.00 Becoming effective counselors and therapists is both challenging and rewarding. Students of counseling/therapy are expected to learn much new information and many new skills simultaneously (e.g., theories, research, interventions, assessment, and diagnosis). Increasingly, professional associ- ations and graduate training programs are recognizing the importance of gender issues to therapy and mental health. Hence, helping students gain an understanding and appreciation of the contribution of gender and sex to clients’ issues and to the psychotherapeutic process is a vital component of effective training. Fortunately, the task of both students and educators has become a bit easier with the publication of this book. The authors note three goals of helping readers to (p. xiv): Understand gender theory and the complexity of gender processes; Grasp the centrality of gender in clients’ lives and in the psychother- apeutic/counseling process; and ² Obtain sufficient knowledge to work therapeutically to enhance, and not further limit or diminish,

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