Clinical psychology has traditionally ignored gender issues. The result has been to the detriment of women both as service users and practitioners. The contributors to this book show how this has happened and explore the effects both on clients and clinicians. Focusing on different aspects of clinical psychology's organisation and practice, including child sexual abuse, family therapy, forensic psychology and individual feminist therapy, they demonstrate that it is essential that gender issues are incorporated into clinical research and practice, and offer examples of theory and practice which does not marginalise the needs of women.
'Everyone who is interested in the mental health of women should read this text.' - The Lancet
'The arrival of this book is very welcome. It provides a broadsweeping and fairly comprehensive look at how long-neglected issues of gender influence the organisation and practice of clinical psychology.' - Lesley Cohen, Health Psychology Update
'...the book certainly meets the editor's aims in providing a starting point for the discussion and dissemination of the issues it raises, while maintaining a refreshingly practical and construcive focus on the need for change.' - Clinical Psychology Forum