Biracial Women in Therapy

Biracial Women in Therapy

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by Cathy Thompson, Angela R Gillem
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789021447

ISBN-13: 9780789021441

Pub. Date: 03/03/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Get a unique perspective on the female biracial experience!

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. This unique book combines empirical

Overview

Get a unique perspective on the female biracial experience!

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. This unique book combines empirical research, theoretical papers, and first-person narrative to address issues relevant to providing therapy to biracial women and girls, helping therapists and counselors develop a treatment framework based on sociocultural factors. Researchers, practitioners, and academics provide insight into the biracial reality, taking multiple aspects of clients' lives into account rather than looking for simple hierarchies of well-being based on race.

Biracial Women in Therapy is a building block for mental health practitioners in the construction of theory and practice in working with biracial females. The book examines how a biracial women's racial/ethic identity intersects with her gender and sexual identity to affect her sense of belonging and acceptance, addressing issues of appearance, social class, disability, power and guilt, and dating and marriage.

Topics addressed in the book include:
the complexities of multiple minority status
how ethnic differences affect biracial adolescents
issues encountered by biracial women from a sociohistorical context
biracial women's attitudes toward counseling
stereotypes of marginalization and identity confusion
a multicultural feminist approach to counseling
and a first-person narrative of one author's racial and sexual identity
development

Biracial Women in Therapy: Between the Rock of Gender and the Hard Place of Race is a one-of-a-kind resource for counselors, therapists, researchers, and academics seeking insight into unique issues of mixed-race women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789021441
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/03/2004
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Biracial Women in Therapy: Between the Rock of Gender and the
Hard Place of Race
From Exotic to a Dime a Dozen
Utilizing the Strengths of Our Cultures: Therapy with Biracial Women and
Girls
Biracial (Black/White) Women: A Qualitative Study of Racial Attitudes and
Beliefs and Their Implications for Therapy
Understanding and Assisting Black/White Biracial Women in Their Identity Development
Negotiating Racial Identity: Biracial Women and Interactional Validation
Dating Practices, Racial Identity, and Psychotherapeutic Needs of Biracial
Women
When Face and Soul Collide: Therapeutic Concerns with Racially Ambiguous
and Nonvisible Minority Women
Counseling Biracial Women: An Intersection of Multiculturalism and Feminism
Depressive Symptoms and Attitudes Toward Counseling as Predictors of
Biracial College Women's Psychological Help-Seeking Behavior
Biracial Lesbian and Bisexual Women: Understanding the Unique Aspects and
Interactional Processes of Multiple Minority Identities
Conversations, Not Categories: The Intersection of Biracial and Bisexual
Identities
Out of the Closet but Still in Hiding: Conflicts and Identity Issues for a
Black-White Biracial Lesbian
Therapeutic Considerations in Work with Biracial Girls
Fitting In and Feeling Good: Patterns of Self-Evaluation and Psychological
Stress Among Biracial Adolescent Girls
Mixed Race Women: One More Mountain to Climb
Index
Reference Notes Included

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