Emotions and Gender: Combination of Patient’s and Therapist’s Gender has Impact on Psychotherapy – Including Erotic Feelings

Current research findings by Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences to be integrated into curriculum

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(businesspress24) - Krems, 5 June 2018 gender identity affects the emotions of both patients and therapists. This can give rise to specific dynamics in the therapeutic relationship, for instance in terms of power, and can also lead to sexualised atmospheres. A recent publication focusing on psychotherapeutic practice describes how such developments can come about.

Psychotherapy is all about emotions the Psychotherapy and Counselling Sciences degree programme at Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL Krems), outlines the significance of this point for day-to-day practice.

Doing Gender
Her analysis is based on a theory known as
As Prof. Schigl points out: rn can be explained using the perspective of doing gender.
For instance, male therapists can encounter emotional resistance from male patients if the latter perceive them as being too emotional, and therefore too al interaction and lead to a sense of trust. But it can also make it harder to deal with confrontation, resistance and detachment.

Eroticism and Psychotherapy
patients as less problematic. This setting of female patient and male therapist actually entails the highest risk of sexual assault, as Prof. Schigl notes in her article.

Prof. Schigl

Original publication: Ko-respondenz macht Gef
Information about the Psychotherapy and Counselling Sciences BA-degree programme: https://www.kl.ac.at/en/study/psychotherapy-and-counselling-sciences-bachelor-programme

About Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences
Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) is a pioneer for innovation in medical and health sciences education and research, and a catalyst for groundbreaking work which will benefit society at large. Research at KL focuses on niche fields in bridge disciplines such as biomedical engineering, psychodynamics and psychology, as well as topics including water quality and related health issues. Study programmes include health sciences, human medicine, and psychotherapy and counselling and have full European recognition. A network of university hospitals in St Poelten, Krems, and Tulln provides students with quality-assured, research-led education; it enables them to do top-class clinical research that is recognised worldwide. Karl Landsteiner University received accreditation by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) in 2013.

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Date: 06/05/2018 - 04:14
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