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Introduction to Feminist Therapy

Introduction to Feminist Therapy
Strategies for Social and Individual Change

September 2010 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A step-by-step approach to implementing feminist therapy with women and men from all cultures and diverse backgrounds

Focusing on the practical application of feminist theory to clinical experience, Introduction to Feminist Therapy provides guidelines to help therapists master social action and empowerment techniques, feminist diagnostic and assessment strategies, and gender-role and power analyses to foster individual and social change. This practical guide is ideal for graduate students enrolled in a techniques of counseling course and practitioners who wish to incorporate feminist therapy into their current approach, including how to apply feminist therapy to both women and men and how to deal with the gender issues of both sexes.

1. Feminist Therapy: Roots and Branches
2. Feminist Therapy: A Social and Individual Change Model
3. Ethics and Values in Feminist Counseling and Psychology
4. The Importance of Gender
5. Mental Health and Diagnosis in the Context of Feminist Therapy
6. Feminist Conceptualization
7. Establishing and Maintaining the Egalitarian Relationship
8. Gender Role and Power Analysis
9. Social Change and Empowerment
10. Feminist Therapy in Practice
11. Critical Cases Studies
About the Authors

New instructor - new perspective for the syllabus.

Mrs Michele Ury Foist
Social Work Division, University of Wyoming
October 30, 2012
Key features

Key Features

  • Client/Therapist Dialogues provide readers with examples of how each technique actually works in a therapeutic session.
  • Case Studies appear in a unique chapter, followed by exercises and discussion questions that stimulate thought and discussion.
  • Feminist Assessment Guidelines show readers how to conduct a feminist assessment with and without using the DSM-IV-TR.
  • Coverage of Ethical Issues helps readers learn how to make ethical decisions from a feminist perspective and illustrates the value of the Ethical Codes for Feminist Counseling.

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