Part Two



Please ensure you have completed Part One before completing this questionnaire!

If for whatever reason you did not make a note of the statements that you wish to comment on, please email me and I can supply you with your answers.


List of Statements

  1. Training has challenged my gender perceptions
  2. Training has liberated me from gender constraints
  3. I have a responsibility to voice a male perspective during training
  4. ‘Feminine’ and ‘masculine’ are unfortunately gendered terms
  5. Men who could be suited to the profession are discouraged by a lifetime of socialization
  6. Predominant cultural messages of masculinity promote emotional connectivity
  7. Feminine qualities are viewed positively in men
  8. Male therapists open up different possibilities within therapy
  9. Certain client groups would only feel able to open up to a male therapist
  10. Certain client groups would be unwilling to work with a male therapist
  11. I need to appear strong and independent
  12. As a man people look to me to take charge
  13. I have felt stereotyped as dangerous
  14. On some level the idea of fulfilling the ‘provider role’ has influenced my career choices
  15. I can be a positive masculine role model
  16. Competition is fundamental to the male psyche
  17. ‘Being a man’ has prevented my asking for help when needed
  18. I am a ‘real man’
  19. Men struggle with being truly intimate with other men
  20. During training my being a man is given far greater significance by others than it should
  21. During training my being a man is too often overlooked
  22. I am sexist
  23. I feel my motives will be questioned if I were to work with children
  24. During training the women have been challenged to explore their masculinity
  25. When discussing child development the father role is marginalized in relation to the ‘Mother’
  26. I am excluded from conversation based on my gender
  27. Positive assumptions are made about me because I am a man
  28. It is important that art therapy remains a majority female profession
  29. I have felt able to explore difficult gender issues that have manifested in the art making process
  30. The teaching style alienates me, as a man
  31. It would feel safe to cry or express emotional distress within my cohort
  32. I have experienced negative countertransference on the basis of my gender
  33. I find myself dominating group work
  34. I feel the need to adjust my behavior to compensate for gender assumptions
  35. During classroom discussions I find myself speaking for ‘all men’
  36. The course feels hostile to my views
  37. I am able to explore sexual countertransference material during training without fear of negative consequences
  38. Within training it is seen as acceptable for a woman to cry or express emotional distress in order to get her needs met
  39. For some men anger is the only form of expressing distress
  40. Anger is an acceptable form of expression
  41. I am able to express and explore anger during training without fear of negative consequences
  42. Crying is weakness
  43. Masculinity is toxic
  44. Men must suppress their emotions
  45. Only a man can truly understand the male experience
  46. Empathy, sensitivity and compassion are basic male traits
  47. I benefit from being a man
  48. I support feminism
  49. I consider myself a feminist
  50. Popular feminism often appears anti-male
  51. The terms ‘male’ and ‘female’ are archaic and should be reimagined
  52. I appreciate conflict as a way of re-casting personal identity
  53. We should strive for a representative gender balance within the profession
  54. Men do not share any significant perspectives, characteristics or experiences
  55. As a male art therapist I feel I am part of a minority group
  56. It is important to have more than one male trainee with whom to exchange perspectives
  57. Gender issues are/were never addressed during training
  58. When I began training I was surprised at the gender disparity
  59. The marketing of art therapy training courses feel geared towards women
  60. A good therapist would not let their gender affect their client work
  61. Art therapy’s gender disparity is not a problem
  62. The profession is selective of personality type rather than gender
  63. Within training more emphasis should be placed on understanding men and masculinity
  64. Gender diversity within training enables more complex experiences of countertransference material
  65. Provision needs to be made for trainees to discuss gender issues during training
  66. During training it is important to have a gender balance amongst teaching staff
  67. Socialization negatively affects men’s willingness to nurture the characteristics promoted in art therapy
  68. The male perspective on art therapy training is missing from the literature
  69. Growing up I had men in my life who worked in caring professions
  70. Growing up I was able to express a healthy range of emotion
  71. I feel able to switch easily between masculine and feminine functioning
  72. I discuss important male issues with male friends
  73. I generally have more female close friends
  74. I often identify with a female primary care giver
  75. I often identify with a male primary care giver
  76. I would happily be described as feminine
  77. I have avoided tackling gender issues in assignments
  78. I fear women
  79. Taking part in this study feels in someway dangerous
  80. Men and women communicate differently
  81. During training I have experienced sexism
  82. Men and women are fundamentally different
  83. Gender is a social construction
  84. Growing up I believed caring was a suitable work for a man