1st Edition

Resistance & Recovery in the #MeToo era, Volume II

Edited By Kate Richmond, Nicole L. Johnson Copyright 2024

    Using an intersectional approach, this book amplifies the voices of those who were and continue to be at the frontlines resisting and responding to sexual violence during the rise of digital feminist movements, including #NoMore, #TimesUp, and most notably #MeToo.

    This book outlines the current socio-political landscape, including increased visibility of movements such as #NoMore, #TimesUp, and most notably #MeToo, and the public showcase of accused perpetrators becoming elected to the highest offices in the United States (e.g., Brett Kavanaugh’s election to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump’s election to the Presidency). It offers note to how this political landscape has impacted survivors and therapists, alike. The second volume include 5 chapters that highlight the experiences of feminist therapists and their therapeutic approaches. The chapters in this volume explore the role of technology and digital feminisms on survivor’s experience and its influence on therapist and therapeutic interventions.

    Both the volumes together cover a wide range of perspectives that bring to light the solidarity that was built among survivors, regardless of identity and experience, within the current socio-political climate while continuing to center the voices of those who are most often marginalized. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Women & Therapy.

    Introduction: Resistance & Recovery in the #MeToo era, Volume II

    Kate Richmond and Nicole L. Johnson


    1. The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: “Best Practices” for Survivor Support and Gender Violence Prevention Education on College Campuses

    Shelley Eriksen, Sheetal S. Chib, Jackson Katz, Yanet Cortez-Barba, Pam Rayburn and Leah Aldridge


    2. Treating the Effects of Military Sexual Trauma through a Theater-Based Program for U.S. Veterans

    Alisha Ali, Stephan Wolfert, Ingrid Lam, Patricia Fahmy, Amna Chaudhry and Jessica Healey


    3. Sexual Assault Resistance Education’s Benefits for Survivors of Attempted and Completed Rape

    Charlene Y. Senn, Paula Barata, Misha Eliasziw, Karen Hobden, H. Lorraine Radtke, Wilfreda E. Thurston and Ian R. Newby-Clark


    4. Therapists and #MeToo: A Qualitative Survey of Personal Reactions and Professional Experiences

    Rebekah Smart, Alexandria Dilley, Melissa L. Ward and Sapna B. Chopra


    5. #WeToo: Feminist Therapist Self-Disclosure of Sexual Violence Survivorship in a #MeToo Era

    Elizabeth A. Bennett, Lori E. Koelsch, Susannah R. Kuppers and Sheree King Ash


    Kate Richmond is Professor of Psychology and Director of Women & Gender Studies at Muhlenberg College, USA. She is widely published in the areas of feminist therapy, gender ideology, masculinity, and trauma. Her coauthored undergraduate textbook, Psychology of Women & Gender, was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Publication Award by the Association of Women in Psychology. Dr Richmond works alongside individuals who are currently or formerly incarcerated to increase access to higher education, reduce mass incarceration, and build healthy communities. Dr Richmond is also a licensed psychologist and maintains a private practice in Philadelphia, PA.

    Nicole L. Johnson is a queer, white, cisgender woman and Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, USA. Her research is dedicated to the exploration and implementation of prevention programming for gender-based violence (e.g., rape, intimate partner violence, violence against individuals with marginalized sexual and gender identities) and the understanding and eradication of rape culture. She is also a licensed psychologist, and her clinical work focuses on the empowerment of survivors of gender-based violence.