A New Approach to Women & Therapy

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McGraw-Hill, 1983 - Social Science - 355 pages
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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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Miriam Greenspan is an internationally known psychotherapist, writer, and speaker who has helped to establish the field of women's psychology. She is the acclaimed author of "A New Approach to Women and Therapy" and lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters.

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