Feminist Theories and Feminist Psychotherapies: Origins, Themes, and Diversity / Edition 2

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An updated, reader-friendly guide to feminist theory and therapy! Feminist Theories and Feminist Psychotherapies: Origins, Themes, and Diversity, Second Edition examines major feminist theoretical perspectives and links them to practical applications of feminist therapy. This book focuses on the evolution of feminist therapy and how historical and current feminist practices interconnect with feminist theoretical and political thought. This new edition contains numerous improvements to further your research with new references, additional information on diversity issues, and more. Important updates in this new edition include: the revision of every chapter to improve readability and update references the reorganization of content to combine specific feminist theories and their corresponding therapies within the same chapter the expansion of the sections on feminist therapy the substantial revision of the chapter on women-of-color feminisms and therapies to include Chicana and Asian-American feminisms the addition of two new chapters on global feminism, postmodernism, lesbian/queer feminisms, and third-wave feminisms and therapy the revision of the chapter on integration to include models and issues that emerged during the last decade Feminist Theories and Feminist Psychotherapies is an interactive text that includes self-reflection surveys to help you determine which feminist theories and therapies you favor in practice. The final chapter integrates theory and practice with questions for formulating your own personal approach to feminist counseling and psychotherapy. This book is most useful to mental health professionals and graduate students but accessible to undergraduate students as well. Feminist Theories and Feminist Psychotherapies concentrates on major feminist theories and therapies, including: liberal feminist theory and therapy radical social change feminisms in feminist theory and therapy cultural feminist theory

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Laura S. Brown
Carolyn Enns has outdone herself in this revised second edition of her important book. . . . AN IMPORTANT, INVALUABLE HISTORICAL OVERVIEW of feminist practice. . . . Allows readers to see the organic processes by which feminist practice developed, and to appreciate the depth and complexity of what is meant by the term 'feminist.' THE NEW SECTIONS ON GLOBAL AND POSTMODERN FEMINISMS ARE GOING TO BE PARTICULARLY VALUABLE TO THE SEASONED READER.
PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology, Argosy University, Seattle
Roberta L. Nutt
DR. ENNS HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB OF REVISING THE 1997 EDITION OF THIS BOOK, and I already like and use the original. She has added significant material on diversity, particularly relating to women of color, lesbians, and global issues. This book MAKES A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO FEMINIST THERAPY by not only describing the theory of feminist therapy and how to do it, but by providing a diverse and global context to help feminist therapy grow and expand. A specific strength of this book is its integration of feminist theory, feminist history, feminist politics, and feminist therapy. The book challenges the reader to examine self, become aware of personal assumptions and biases, and become a better and more effective therapist.
PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Director, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, Texas Woman's University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789018083
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Haworth Innovations in Feminist Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,285,844
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Principles of Feminist Therapy
The Complexity, Diversity, and Variations of Feminist Therapy
A Feminist Approach to Understanding Problems
Principles of Feminist Counseling
The Counseling and Psychotherapy Relationship
The Goals, Processes, and Outcomes of Feminist Counseling
A Brief Sampler of Feminist Therapy Techniques

Chapter 2. Liberal Feminist Theory and Therapy
Liberal Feminism
Liberal Feminism and Therapy
Liberal Feminist Alternatives to Gender-Biased Theories
Concluding Comments

Chapter 3. Radical Social Change Feminisms in Feminist Theory and Therapy
Radical Feminism
Social Change Themes in Feminist Theory
The Varieties of Social Change Feminist Therapies
Concluding Comments

Chapter 4. Cultural Feminist Theory and Feminist Therapy
An Overview of Cultural Feminist Theory
Cultural Feminist Themes in Feminist Therapy
Concluding Comments

Chapter 5. Women-of-Color Feminisms and Feminist Therapy
Women of Color and Feminism
Black Feminisms
Chicana Feminisms
Asian-American Feminisms
The Future: New Images of Sisterhood
Women of Color and Feminist Therapy
Concluding Comments

Chapter 6. Global/Transnational Feminisms and Their Implications for
Feminist Therapy
Global and Transnational Feminisms
The Example of Japan
Concluding Comments

Chapter 7. Feminist Postmodernism, Lesbian/Queer Feminisms, and Third-Wave
Postmodern Feminism
Contemporary Lesbian Feminisms and Queer Theory
Third-Wave Feminisms
Commonalities of Postmodern, Lesbian/Queer, and Third-Wave Feminisms
Implications of Postmodern, Lesbian/Queer, and Third-Wave Feminisms for
Concluding Comments

Chapter 8. Developing a Personal Approach to Feminist Therapy
Creating a Personal Theroretical Approach
Toward Integration and Ongoing Exploration

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