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Feminist Perspectives in Therapy: Empowering Diverse Women, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-37436-7
400 pages
August 2002
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Description

Feminist Perspectives in Therapy: Empowering Diverse Women addresses core issues in feminist psychological practice along with strategies and techniques for understanding the development and experiences of women throughout their lives. Two leading feminist psychologists provide a model that integrates feminist and multicultural theory and practice, incorporating both internal and external sources of women's psychological distress and well-being.

This Second Edition is filled with valuable information on the latest developments in research and major issues faced by therapists treating women, along with clinical case studies that provide practical examples of how to put theory into practice.

Topics covered include:
* Promoting physical and psychological health
* Confronting interpersonal abuse and violence
* Balancing career and family
* Integrating multicultural and diversity issues
* Negotiating relationships


Complete with self-assessment activities, experimental exercises, and resources for further reading, Feminist Perspectives in Therapy: Empowering Diverse Women, Second Edition is a practical book for students and a valuable resource for mental health professionals.
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Table of Contents

Prologue.

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF FEMINIST THERAPY.

Foundations of Feminist Counseling and Therapy.

Socialization for Womanhood: Developing Personal and Social Identities.

Empowerment Feminist Therapy.

Feminist Transformation of Counseling Theories.

A Feminist Approach to Assessment.

PART II: LIFE SPAN ISSUES IN COUNSELING WOMEN.

Dealing with Depression.

Choosing a Career Path.

Surviving Sexual Assault.

Confronting Abuse.

PART III: BECOMING A FEMINIST THERAPIST.

Reconsidering Research.

Exploring Ethics and Practice Issues.

Implementing a Feminist-Diversity Model of Training.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.
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Author Information

JUDITH WORELL, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor Emerita at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
PAMELA REMER, PhD, is a counseling psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
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