Gender and Power in Families is the first British book to discuss these issues, both conceptually and from the viewpoint of clinical practice. The systems approach to the family is based on the assumptions that there is equality between men and women in the family and that men and women are treated equally in clinical practice. The contributors to this book challenge these hidden assumptions and argue that the issues of gender and power should be central to family therapy training and practice.
Introduction I Rosine Jozef Perelberg; Introduction II Ann C. Miller; CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS: A feminist perspective in family therapy Marianne Walters; Equality, asymmetry and diversity: on conceptualizations of gender Rosine Jozef Perelberg; STRATEGIES OF INTERVENTION: Feminism and family therapy: can mixed marriages work? Elsa Jones; Feminism and strategic therapy: contradiction or complementarity Charlotte Burck and Gwyn Daniel; The struggle towards a feminist practice in family therapy: premises Amy Urry; The struggle towards a feminist practice in family therapy: practice Cas Schneider; APPLICATIONS: SPECIFIC CLINICAL ISSUES: The mother/daughter relationship and the distortion of reality in childhood sexual abuse Ann C. Miller; Intelligence, achievement and gender: the ramifications of a case study Anne Heavey; Working with women in families Jane Conn and Annie Turner; WHAT ABOUT MEN: The place of men in a gender sensitive therapy Margaret O'Brian Masculinity and family work Barry Mason and Ed Mason; APPLICATIONS: WIDER SYSTEMS: The little woman and the world of work Gill Gorell-Barnes; Why a group for women only? Maureen Clark and Annette Kilworth; Psychotherapy, oppression and social action: gender and race Sue Holland