A New Approach to Women & Therapy
Writing for a broad range of readers interested in psychotherapy & women's issues, Greenspan tells of her own experiences in therapy & those of many of her patients. These stories clearly illustrate how treatment approaches based on traditional male attitudes pathologize & devalue women. This highly readable, detailed, & critical study does more than expose the failures of male-biased psychotherapy-it offers a positive alternative treatment model which recognizes women's emotional pain & is based on an empowering therapeutic relationship. Greenspan gives several case examples of feminist treatment techniques, explaining the rationale behind each & assisting readers in the search for a therapist who subscribes to them. In her exciting new introduction, & dangers of the codependency recovery movement for women's psychological healing, & a new vision of feminist therapy as a means of bringing about planetary healing.
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The Traditional Approach to the Problem
Three Myths of the Traditional System
Whats the Solution?
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