The purpose of this course is to increase the level of awareness and knowledge base of clinicians about the role of gender bias in construction of abnormality and the diagnostic and therapeutic process. Principles of feminist therapy/counseling, interventions, and ethics will be reviewed. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Discuss the demographic landscape of the United States as it pertains to gender.
2. Analyze how sex and gender influence cognitive scripts and behaviors.
3. Describe the historical context of feminism.
4. Identify and define the different types of feminism.
5. Discuss the role of gender biases in mental health diagnosis, assessment, and clinical practice.
6. Identify the premises of feminist counseling.
7. Outline interventions and therapy goals based on feminist counseling.
8. Discuss ethical implications within the context of feminist counseling.
9. Explain key controversies and future directions of feminist counseling.
This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.