Gender aware therapy (GAT), also known as gender-sensitive therapy, originates from feminist therapy, which takes into account women’s issues and problems from a social perspective and context. GAT’s original goal, developed by Glenn E. Good, Lucia A. Gilbert, and Murray Scher in 1990, was to expand the concept of feminist therapy to include both men and women, along with couples and families.

Gender can be defined as the psychological and sociocultural constructs concerning masculinity and femininity that can change over time. Biological sex, which differs from gender, is based on the physiological characteristics of males and females that are determined by hormones, chromosomes, genitalia, and internal organs.

GAT integrates nonsexist theories for both men and women and examines the social context and constructs of being male and ...

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