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Counseling Chapter 12

Feminist Therapy

Robin Blair

on 15 April 2014

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Transcript of Counseling Chapter 12

Gender-role analysis and intervention
Power analysis and power intervention
Assertiveness Training
Social Action
Group Work
Therapeutic Techniques
and Procedures
Diversity Perspective
feminist therapy has the most in common with the multicultural and social justice perspectives
Egalitarian relationship and collaboration with clients in setting goals and choosing strategies
Psychotherapy is inextricably bound to culture
Clinical Perspective
Increased awareness of attitudes and biases pertaining to gender and culture
Emphasis on social change, which can lead to a transformation in society
Significant theoretical and professional advances in counseling practice
Called attention to the extent and implications of child abuse, incest, rape, sexual harassment, and domestic violence
Feminist Therapy
Key Figures/Concepts
Jean Baker Miller Carol Zerbe Enns
Olivia M. Espin Laura S. Brown
Therapeutic Process
Th's Function/Role
Ct's Experience
Chapter 12
"Second Wave" of Feminism
Liberal Feminists
Cultural Feminists
Radical Feminists
Socialist Feminists
“Third wave” of Feminism
Postmodern Feminists
Women of Color Feminists
Lesbian Feminists
Global International Feminists
View of Human Nature
Gender-fair approaches
Flexible-multicultural Perspective
Life-span Perspective
Personality Development: Relational-cultural Theory
Principles of Feminist Therapy
Advocating for change in the social structure could be problematic when working with women who do not share these beliefs
Potential of imposing values
Not a value neutral stance
May alienate clients by challenging societal values
The heavy environmental/sociopolitical focus may detract from exploring a client’s intrapsychic experiences
More empirical support is needed
Lack of quality control in training
What's in a Name?
Stand up! Find a partner and share:
Your complete name.
Your preferred name.
Who gave you your name.
How you experience your name.
How you think others experience your name.
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