The Dutch Alliance for Gender and Health aims to integrate more gender sensitive knowledge into Dutch psychology education, as gender competent psychologists may likely achieve better psychotherapy outcomes in men and women. In order to inspire teachers to incorporate gender sensitive knowledge into their psychology courses, this article presents an overview of relevant information on sex and gender differences in psychopathology. For instance, we discuss several forms of gender bias and possible explanations for the sex differences in prevalence of psychological disorders, involving attachment, autonomy, coping, and emotion regulation. Additionally, we offer concrete suggestions for the incorporation of this knowledge into existing courses in a time-efficient manner. Having more gender sensitive knowledge may help current and future psychologists to improve their psychotherapy outcomes in men and women.
Kunst, L. E., Bachrach, N., & Bekker, M. H. J. (2015). Aandacht voor genderverschillen in het GGZ-gerelateerde onderwijs. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 18(4), 383-399. https://doi.org/10.5117/TVGN2015.4.KUNS