Clinical Aspects of Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination-Psychological Consequences and Treatment Interventions, Sharyn Ann Lenhart, M.D, Brunner-Routledge, 2004, Pp 233
Asha, G., Journal of International Women's Studies
As someone who has undergone a fairly serious case of sexual harassment which has resulted in many losses and changes in my career, I found this book both revealing as well as disturbing. Revealing because there seems to be a fairly large body of work on sexual harassment and gender discrimination available. Disturbing because very few know about it or make use of it either to address their own concerns or to make the environment free from such forms of violence.
The author, Sharyn Ann Lenhart is Attending Psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School's McLean Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This book is academic in tone and is intended for clinicians such as physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other associated professionals like attorneys, administrators and managers. It hopes to provide them with the tools to understand the scope and extent of sexual harassment and sex discrimination. Also, the complex ways in which these can cause very long lasting effects on the victims' psyche. It is interspersed with many case studies which help to clarify the theoretical discussions. In fact I found myself reading many of the case studies before reading the actual discussions which at times tend to get slightly tedious.
While sexual harassment exists in myriad forms, it is argued that " women who transcend traditional support roles in the workplace or …
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Publication information: Article title: Clinical Aspects of Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination-Psychological Consequences and Treatment Interventions, Sharyn Ann Lenhart, M.D, Brunner-Routledge, 2004, Pp 233. Contributors: Asha, G. - Author. Journal title: Journal of International Women's Studies. Volume: 6. Issue: 1 Publication date: November 2004. Page number: 169. © 2007 Bridgewater State College. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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