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A Guide to Dynamics of Feminist Therapy

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ISBN 9780918393371
Published March 1, 1987 by Routledge
341 Pages

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Book Description

Valuable information on feminist issues is provided in this book, which focuses on particular groups of women that are frequently overlooked in feminist literature. A Guide to Dynamics of Feminist Therapy takes an exciting look at the power, effectiveness, and forcefulness of psychotherapy designed for women--a therapy of change and enrichment. The effectiveness of therapy, and its liberating feeling, is fully explored. The authors focus on the feminist therapy process that deals with the equality, assertiveness, and empowerment of women, with the elevation of consciousness about sex-roles and sex-typing. Special emphasis is placed on matters important to women of color and other groups other than Caucasian.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Foreword
  • Part I: Dynamics of Feminist Therapy
  • Should Therapists Be Personal? Self-Disclosure and Therapeutic Distance in Feminist Therapy
  • The Relationship Balance Model and Its Implications for Individual and Couples Therapy
  • Themes in Psychotherapy With Women in Male-Dominated Professions
  • When the Therapist Is White and the Patient Is Black: Considerations for Psychotherapy in the Feminist Heterosexual and Lesbian Communities
  • The Application of an Individual/Collective Model to the Psychology of Black Women
  • The Feminist Therapist and the Male Client
  • Psychoanalytic Resources for the Activist Feminist Therapist
  • A Feminist Examination of Family Therapy: What is Women’s Place?
  • Elderly Women in Family Therapy
  • Part II: Special Populations of Women
  • From Victim to Survivor: A New Look at the Issues and Recovery Process for Adult Incest Survivors
  • Speak Don’t Eat! Teaching Women to Express Their Feelings
  • Empowering Reentry Women: An Organizational Case Study (The Story of PROBE)
  • The Battered Woman
  • Women in Prison: A Case of Pervasive Neglect
  • Part III: Theoretical Issues in Women’s Dynamics
  • A Future Direction for Radical Feminist Therapy
  • Sex Stereotyping and Diagnosis of Psychopathology
  • Play and the Working Woman
  • Women and Stress: Some Implications for Therapy
  • Antisemitism and Sexism in Stereotypes of Jewish Women
  • The Male Addict’s Consciousness of Women in His Life
  • Part IV: Models of Therapy Used by Feminist Nurse Psychotherapists
  • Extramarital Sex: Good for the Goose? Food for the Gander?
  • Marching to a Different Drummer? Sex Roles of Asian Indian Women in the United States
  • Relationships Between Stress and Marital Satisfaction Among Dual-Earner Couples
  • Sex Differences in the Perception of Street Harassment
  • Index

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