Gender Differences or Gendered Differences: Understanding the Power of Language in Training and Research in Supervision

  • Jordan ShannonEmail author


Gender differences are defined as biological differences between sexes; however, this review explores how perceived differences may be culturally reinforced gendered behavior that occur within supervision as opposed to actual biological differences among sexes. Additionally, literature supports that gender differences in supervision are minimal, reflecting more similarities between genders. In the present review, research on gender differences and clinical supervision are examined. Further, a brief overview of language theory is presented to explore how gender differences are defined in supervision and whether they actually exist.


Gender differences Supervision Language theory 


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The author declared no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Counseling and Human ServicesSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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