Introduction to Feminist Therapy : Strategies for Social and Individual Change


Introduction to Feminist Therapy : Strategies for Social and Individual Change



By: Kathy M. Evans, Elizabeth Ann Kincade, Susan Rachael Seem.

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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Publication Information

Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, c2011.

xv, 220 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm.


Counseling Psychology


Counselor Education


Located in Drake Library at: HQ1155 .E93 2011

CONTENTS: Feminist therapy : roots and branches -- Feminist therapy : a social and individual change model -- Ethics and values in feminist counseling and psychology -- The importance of gender -- Mental health and diagnosis in the context of feminist therapy -- Feminist conceptualization -- Establishing and maintaining the egalitarian relationship -- Gender-role and power analyses -- Social change and empowerment -- Feminist therapy in practice -- Critical case studies.