Counseling Across Gender


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Whether a person is male or female is known as his or her_____.

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1. Beliefs about how men or women should act, think, speak, or behave are called _____.

2. When a counselor is one gender and his or her client is the other gender, it is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A counselor and a client being opposite sexes may pose some barriers, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of the terms and complications involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the terms and/or phrases for:

  • The state of being male or female
  • Beliefs about how men and women should think or behave
  • The occasion when a counselor and client are different sexes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine the concept of client and counselor roles through a critical perspective
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of counseling in different contexts
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the term or phrase for being male or female, and views that determine how men and women should behave or think

Additional Learning

To learn more about counseling, review the accompanying lesson titled Counseling Across Gender. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the challenges a counselor may face when working with clients of a different sex
  • Learn about counseling through hypothetical examples
  • Understand what counselors can do to help patients feel more comfortable