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King, Louise Helen 2012 , 'The feminisation of psychology : a qualitative approach to access consequences for adolescent males in therapy', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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A major shift in gender composition within the profession of psychology has occurred
over recent decades. Fifty years ago psychology was considered a male dominated
field. Statistics show it is now female dominated with a shortage of male psychologists
forecast in the next ten years. Researchers, academics and professionals largely seem to
ignore challenges the profession may face if the ratio of male to female psychologists
continues to decline. This literature review describes research findings relating to the
effect of psychologist gender in regards to treatment process and outcome in general.
The review focuses on findings relating to the impact of psychologist gender when
working with adolescents, with an emphasis on the potential benefits of gender match
for adolescent males. Mental health issues with regard to adolescents in general are
then discussed. Overall, the review highlights the need for future research in the area of
gender in therapy and broad consideration of the impact of a future shortage of male

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:King, Louise Helen
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Available for use in the Library and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (MPsych(Clin))--University of Tasmania, 2012. Includes bibliographical references

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