Introduction to Feminist Therapy: Strategies for Social and Individual Change

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SAGE, Sep 21, 2010 - Psychology - 220 pages
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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 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. Client/Therapist dialogues provide readers with examples of how each technique actually works in a therapeutic session. The text also provides case studies, coverage of ethical issues, and feminist assessment guidelines that show readers how to conduct a feminist assessment with and without using the DSM-IV-TR.

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Roots and Branches
A Social and Individual Change Model
Chapter 3 Ethics and Values in Feminist Counseling and Psychotherapy
Chapter 4 The Importance of Gender Roles
Chapter 5 Mental Health and Diagnosis in the Context of Feminist Therapy
Chapter 6 Feminist Conceptualization
Chapter 7 Establishing and Maintaining the Egalitarian Relationship
Chapter 8 GenderRole and Power Analyses
Chapter 9 Social Change and Empowerment
Chapter 10 Feminist Therapy in Clinical Practice
Chapter 11 Critical Case Studies
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Authors
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Kathy M. Evans, who received her doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University, is associate professor at the University of South Carolina where she is the Program Coordinator of the Counselor Education Program. She is widely published with articles in major journals and chapters in key textbooks in the area of multicultural counseling, with special emphases on issues of race, career counseling, and feminist issues. Her most recent books include Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling and Introduction to Feminist Therapy.

Elizabeth A. Kincade was awarded her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Penn State in 1989. Presently, she teaches at both the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (as an associate professor) and at Walden University School of Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist who provides counseling services at IUP. She has written widely on the topic of feminist counseling.

Susan R. Seem achieved her Ph.D. in 1991 from Penn State. She is associate professor of counselor education at SUNY Brockport. She is also a licensed psychologist and has practiced counseling in many clinical venues. She is past Director of University Counseling Center at Shippensburg University. Dr. Seem's publishing history includes many journal articles in feminist family therapy, GBLT counseling, and gender issues in counseling situations.

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