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1st Edition

Voices of Feminist Therapy

ISBN 9781138941519
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

Feminist therapy was created in the late 1960s, concurrent with the founding of The Association for Women in Psychology. Its early practitioners had diverse lifestyles, backgrounds, and often unconventional training, but all had a common and radical goal of providing an alternative therapy for women whose mental health was still defined in terms of male-pleasing behaviours and rigid social roles. Originally published in 1995, the contributors share the personal experiences and reflections that helped them revolutionize therapy for women, particularly poignant and instructive at the time, as psychotherapy evolved from client-centred and individualistic to bureaucratic and socially and politically conservative.

Table of Contents

Introduction.  Acknowledgments.  List of Contributors.  Part 1: Radical Roots  1. The Radical Edge: Feminist Therapy as Political Activism Sarah F. Pearlman  2. From Chicago to Rainbow Bridge: In Search of Changing Woman Joan Saks Berman  3. Looking Backward, Moving Forward Jeanne Adleman  Part 2: Feminist Therapists and Their Organizations  4. Going Around in Circles and Coming Out in the Same Place and Different Places Barbara E. Sang  5. Finding a Home in Feminist Therapy Doris K. Howard  Part 3: The Early Experiences of Feminist Therapists  6. Making Changes Joan Hamerman Robbins  7. My Story as a Feminist Therapist Elizabeth Friar Williams  8. How I Became a Feminist Therapist Ida P. Truscott  Part 4: Being Our Own Models and Inventing the Therapy Our Clients Need  9. Feminist Therapy Lee Johnson-Kaufmann  10. Feminist and Multi-Cultural Therapy Maria Fadli  11. A View from the Prairie Ann McClenhan  Part 5: Transitions  12. My Symphony Kayla Weiner  13. The Natural History of a Feminist Therapist Adrienne J. Smith  14. The Paradox of One-to-One Therapy: A Personal Feminist History Journal Polly E. Taylor.  Epilogue

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