Biracial Women in Therapy

Biracial Women in Therapy

McLellan ( 1999 ) noted that effective therapy with women occurs when therapists are able to help women make changes in their lives rather than simply adjusting to the demands of society . For Biracial women , this means that the ...

Author: Angela R. Gillem

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789021455

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Biracial Women in Therapy: Between the Rock of Gender and the Hard Place of Race examines how physical appearance, cultural knowledge, and cultural stereotypes affect the experience of mixed-race women in belonging to, and being accepted within, their cultures.
Categories: Social Science

Jewish Women in Therapy

Jewish Women in Therapy

Women. and. Therapy. Melanie Kaye Kantrowitz Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz's work on Jewish, anti-racist, feminist and lesbian themes is widely published, and she has lectured and presented workshops all over the United States and in Canada.

Author: Rachel J Siegel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317765585

Category: Psychology

Page: 140

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Here is the first volume ever to focus on the issues of Jewish women in the context of counseling and psychotherapy. Through poignant reflection and observation, the authors convey the richness and variety of Jewish women’s experiences and the Jewishness and femaleness of the concerns, issues, values, and attitudes that Jewish women--both clients and therapists--bring into the therapy room. Jewish Women in Therapy is a landmark book in many ways. It calls attention to the historical and political realities of the Jewish heritage and acknowledges the oppression of both Jews and women that therapists have typically ignored. And although Jewish women have participated in the therapeutic process, as clients, scholars, and therapists, seldom have they chosen to write about it. Never before have the writings of so many distinguished leaders in the field, including Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Evelyn Torton Beck, and Susannah Heschel, been compiled. They examine the damaging stereotypes of Jewish women--the Jewish American Princess and the Jewish Mother--that flourish today. Chapters also address the conflicts that many women feel about being Jewish and being female, celebrate the contributions of Jewish women to feminism and to therapy, examine the deliberate omission of women from the political process and the religious ritual, and convey the complexities of the oppression that are still blatantly directed at both Jews and females.
Categories: Psychology

Women and Therapy in the Last Third of Life

Women and Therapy in the Last Third of Life

Women. and. Therapy. in. the. Last. Third. of. Life. What is distinctabout the lastthird oflife,aboutwomen, thatmakes psychotherapydifferent? Inthis diversecollection,the psychological meanings and challenges of the last third of life ...

Author: Valory Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317987291

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 162

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What is distinct about the last third of life, about women, that makes psychotherapy different? In this diverse collection, the psychological meanings and challenges of the last third of life are explored, as the capacity of the psyche expands, sense of time changes, and some questions take on new vibrance and urgency. Some chapters shine their light on women therapy clients - on their precarious sociocultural predicament in a sexist/ageist time and place, on intrapsychic changes that follow from changing bodies, relationships, involvements and emergent needs of the self. Other chapters enter the largely unexplored territory of changes in the therapy process itself - where some decide against therapy altogether, while others describe a rich revision of familiar elements of therapy, greater authentic presence, a changed standpoint on the power of the therapeutic relationship. Standing inside the ‘‘last third’’ and looking back on their own lives, several women psychotherapists offer a rare window into their private experience across time and their perspectives on the challenges and the gifts that they, and other women, may realize in the last third of their lives as they consider who they have become, who they are, and who they can be. This book was based on a special issue of Women and Therapy.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Women Power and Therapy

Women  Power  and Therapy

WOMEN & THERAPY Editorial Board EDITORS ELLEN COLE , Center for Education and Human Development at Goddard College , Vermoni ESTHER D. ROTHBLUM , Department of Psychology , the University of Vermont EDITORIAL BOARD KARLA MARIA BAUR ...

Author: Marjorie Braude

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866566538

Category: Medical

Page: 380

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The woman seriously interested in her personal growth and self-awareness will find this volume indispensable reading! She can learn how to assume power over her relationships, mind, body, and positions in society. Leading feminist therapists provide methods that can help women make their aspirations for power a reality--in the workplace, in social situations, in intimate relationships. Topics include black women and the politics of skin color and hair agoraphobic women and behavior change, unlearning victim behavior, decision-making about contraception, single mothers by choice, female alcoholism and affiliation needs, and much more. This volume is on the cutting edge of the rapidly expanding body of literature and knowledge in women's studies, and describes new and frequently controversial ideas and programs. It deals with issues of power over the intimacies of women's bodies and psyches, as well as power in the workplace, professional societies, and the courts. In order to help the reader understand these issues more fully, this fine book also describes some of the historical and social contexts in which women have not had power or have gained power.
Categories: Medical

Wilderness Therapy for Women

Wilderness Therapy for Women

Wilderness therapy, like any therapy, cannot be universally and monolithically applied; it is not for everyone—but the judgement is a complex one to be made by each individual woman in collaboration with a ...

Author: Ellen Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317764632

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 278

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Wilderness Therapy for Women offers women risktaking adventure activities in the outdoors as an alternative to traditional therapy. The contributing authors illustrate the empowerment, confidence, and self-esteem women can derive from adventure and experiential activities. This is the first book of its kind devoted to the symbolic value of wilderness accomplishments to women’s mental health. Wilderness Therapy for Women unites women with nature and each other by lifting the social constraints surrounding women in adventure pursuits. It offers women a new method of healing while developing an appreciation for the uniqueness of the environment. Daring experiences in the outdoors rekindles a sense of strength and a respect for the provider of that strength. A therapeutic experience from the outdoors provides women with an awareness of their capabilities to strengthen and preserve themselves and their surroundings. This book is divided into four parts: Theoretical Perspectives, Wilderness Therapy in Action, Special Populations, and Personal Narratives. Readers will find many topics of interest including: Body image and wilderness therapy The therapeutic value of the wilderness Ethical considerations of experiential therapy Ropes courses for women All-women’s river trips Special populations: rape and incest survivors, welfare mothers, and mid-life women. Intended as a guide book, Wilderness Therapy for Women is ideal for mental health professionals who are either practicing wilderness therapy or merely inquisitive about it. Outfitters and professional outdoor leaders will benefit from chapters on theory, applications, and special populations. Outdoor program administrators and educators who must remain on the cutting edge of their industry will also profit from this book.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Women Feminism and Family Therapy

Women  Feminism and Family Therapy

Therapist's Analysis . In M. Ault - Riché ( Ed . ) , Women and Family Therapy . Rockville , MD : Aspen Systems , 90-101 . Braverman , L. ( 1986c ) . Reframing the Female Client's Profile . Affilia : Journal of Women and Social Work ...

Author: Lois Braverman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317773849

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 202

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Women, Feminism and Family Therapy encourages sensitivity to feminist perspectives and challenges many traditional notions held by therapists, clients, and society. One of the few guides that takes into account feminist ideals and the changing status of women in society, this provocative new book explores a feminist approach to theory, clinical applications, training, and supervision in family therapy. Topics in this exciting and though-provoking book include women in alcoholic families, women and abuse in the family context, lesbian daughters and mothers, and women and eating disorders. Editor Lois Braverman and the other expert contributors are practicing psychotherapists who have struggled with the problems of integrating a feminist perspective with the practice of family therapy. Their discussions--both theoretical and practical in scope--provide professionals with actual treament interventions, as well as a frank discussion of theoretical dilemmas.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Women s Group Therapy

Women s Group Therapy

Several of the women were active in self-exploration and gaining significant insights around the topic of relating to other women. The therapist introduced the concept of female masochistic behavior (Shainess, 1984) as it relates to ...

Author: Vera Sonja Maass, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826173850

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Through the use of group therapy sessions, conducted within a cognitive-behavioral framework, the author explores the cultural, social and parental influences on women's lives. In-depth case studies and transcripts from the sessions illustrate the women's actual step-by step process in examining such issues as: Self-determination Motherhood as fulfillment Consequences of a two-career family Divorce Infidelity Competitiveness among women Identifying sources of power within and outside oneself
Categories: Psychology

Therapy with Women

Therapy with Women

Theories of sex difference » . In Carol Gould and Marx Wartofsky , eds . , Women and Philosophy , pp . 54-80 . New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons . WILLIAMS , Elizabeth Friar . 1976. Notes of a Feminist Therapist . New York : Praeger .

Author: Susan Sturdivant

Publisher: Editions Mardaga

ISBN: 2870091834

Category: Feminist therapy

Page: 210

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Categories: Feminist therapy

Women and Sex Therapy

Women and Sex Therapy

Several articles examine issues central to women's sexual development that have not been adequately addressed in existing sex therapy literature, such as the relationship between sex and food. The sexual difficulties experienced by ...

Author: Ellen Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317773597

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Outstanding feminist scholars present seldom discussed women’s views of sexuality. In the past, there has been little feminist discussion among sexuality professionals and between feminist therapists and sex therapists. The valuable ideas expressed by the contributors to this book are aimed at increasing the possibilities for all therapists and counselors to discuss with their clients the nature of sexuality, and in particular, what women feel about sex. Professionals provide remarkable perspectives on issues that concern all women--orgasm, the double standard, new reproductive options, intimacy, bisexuality, and more.
Categories: Psychology

The Menopause Hormone Therapy and Women s Health

The Menopause  Hormone Therapy  and Women s Health

Figure 3-1 - Women's Use of Information Regarding Hormone Therapy Standardized regression weights 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 Group n = 120 Group II n . 83 Group III n . 40 Group IV n - 9 Hot flashes Factor key Osteoporosis ...

Author: USA Office of Technology Assessment

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: MINN:31951D002918345

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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An information guide to information on the subject of menopause.
Categories: Medical