1st Edition

Women, Power, and Therapy
Issues for Women

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ISBN 9780918393364
Published March 1, 1987 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

The woman seriously interested in her personal growth and self-awareness will find this volume indispensable reading! She can learn how to assume power over her relationships, mind, body, and positions in society. Leading feminist therapists provide methods that can help women make their aspirations for power a reality--in the workplace, in social situations, in intimate relationships. Topics include black women and the politics of skin color and hair agoraphobic women and behavior change, unlearning victim behavior, decision-making about contraception, single mothers by choice, female alcoholism and affiliation needs, and much more.

This volume is on the cutting edge of the rapidly expanding body of literature and knowledge in women’s studies, and describes new and frequently controversial ideas and programs. It deals with issues of power over the intimacies of women's bodies and psyches, as well as power in the workplace, professional societies, and the courts. In order to help the reader understand these issues more fully, this fine book also describes some of the historical and social contexts in which women have not had power or have gained power.

Table of Contents

Contents Extending Perceptions--Contributions to Theory Women and Power

  • Reflections on Gender and Psychotherapy
  • Gender-Based Countertransference of Female Therapists in the Psychotherapy of Women
  • Women, Depression, and the Global Folie: A New Framework for Therapists
  • An Integration of Feminist and Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Working With Distressed Adolescent Females: Countertransference Issues
  • Black Women and the Politics of Skin Color and Hair
  • Cognitive/Behavior Therapy for Agoraphobic Women: Toward Utilizing Psychodynamic Understanding to Enhance Behavior Change
  • Beyond Homophobia: Learning to Work With Lesbian Clients
  • Arenas of Power
  • A Woman's Experience
  • Sex Roles in a Hospital Setting: Affiliation or Alienation Among Women Health Care Providers
  • The Emotional Consequences of Gender-Based Abuse in the Workplace: New Counseling Programs for Sex Discrimination
  • Women Psychiatrists Change the American Psychiatric Association
  • The Name Game: Psychiatry, Misogyny, and Taxonomy
  • Prevention of Sexual Assualt Through the Resocialization of Women: Unlearning Victim Behavior
  • The Family Intervention Program
  • Women to Women: Facilitating Decision Making About Contraception
  • The Role of “Coming Out” by the Lesbians in the Physician-Patient Relationship
  • Choice in Childbirth: Power and the Impact of the Modern Childbirth Education Movement
  • Single Mothers by Choice: A Family Alternative
  • New Models
  • Ten Years in the “Our Bodies, Ourselves” Collective
  • Getting There and Hanging In: The Story of the WCREC, A Women's Service Collective
  • Women's Health Care: An Innovative Model
  • Female Alcoholism and Affiliation Needs
  • Mental Health: The Stone House Alternative
  • The Women's Clinic: A Viable Psychiatric Clinic in the Canadian Context

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