Handbook of Counseling Women / Edition 1

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The Handbook of Counseling Women addresses current theories, research, and issues relevant to the mental and physical well-being of women. Edited by Mary Kopala and Merle A. Keitel, this comprehensive volume is divided into three parts. Part One focuses on theoretical, sociocultural, biological, and developmental considerations. Part Two is devoted to assessment, diagnosis, and intervention. Part Three covers supervision, research, and ethics. Most chapters include case studies, recommendations for further reading, and resources for clients.

Essential reading for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatric nurses, this handbook will also appeal to graduate and undergraduate students in counseling, clinical psychology, and clinical social work courses.

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Editorial Reviews

Donna Shalala

"A real contribution to understanding the complex issues that women face today. I found the book fascinating."

Norine G. Johnson

"Until recently, women's specific issues were largely ignored. For too many years research, counseling interventions, and public policy have neglected women's voices and stories. With persistence and vigilance we now see major changes in research and practice that focus on women and their issues. Psychology played a major role in these advances and The Handbook of Counseling Women is part of the giant step forward that psychology is making in promoting counseling of women that encompasses an understanding of the gender, social/economic, and cultural impact of being a woman today."

The Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling
“Remarkable strategies that emphasize women’s issues, detailed references and current practical applications are some outstanding features of this book… This book offers a complete examination of both traditional and progressive theories of counseling and psychotherapy for women. The authors have written with depth and clarity…Handbook of Counseling Women is a valuable and practical resource for mental health professionals, written specifically to meet the needs of female clients. Unlike many other reference books, this handbook is easy to read and comprehend.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761926405
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/21/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 664
  • Sales rank: 739,188
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Kopala (Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University) is an associate professor in Educational Foundations and Counseling, Division of Education, at Hunter College, CUNY. In addition to her book with Merle Keitel, Counseling Women with Breast Cancer: A Guide for Professionals (Sage, 7/00), she is editor of Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology (Sage, 1999) and numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice.

Merle Keitel (Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo) is a professor in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology Programs within the Division of Psychological and Educational Services at Fordham University. With Mary Kopala she is co-author of Counseling Women with Breast Cancer: A Guide for Professionals (Sage, 7/00) and author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Keitel maintains a private counseling practice.

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Table of Contents

PART 1 Theoretical, Sociocultural, Biological, and Developmental
Considerations in Counseling Women
Ch.1 Contemporary Adaptations of Traditional Approaches to the Counseling of Women - Carolyn Zerbe Enns
Ch. 2 Relational-Cultural Therapy - Judith V. Jordan
Ch. 3 Power and Women in the Counseling Relationship - Lee Spark Jones
Ch. 4 Theoretical and Cultural Considerations in Counseling Women of Color - Madonna G. Constantine, Tawanda M. Greer, Mai Kindaich
Ch. 5 Counseling Issues for Lesbian and Bisexual Women - Amy L. Reynolds
Ch. 6 Counseling Women with Disabilities - Tamar P. Martin
Ch. 7 Gender Differences in Neuropsychological Functioning - Laura B. Kestemberg, Melissa B. Tarnofsky Silverman, Nancee G. Santandreu
Ch. 8 Development During Adulthood: "The Best Is Yet to Come" - Fran C. Blumberg, Melissa Shuman Zarin
PART 2. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Part 2 Section A. Assessing and Counseling Women: Normative Psychosocial Issues
Ch. 9 Gender Issues in Personality, Cognitive, and Vocational Assessment of Women - Lisa A. Suzuki, Muninder K. Ahluwalia
Ch. 10 Effective Strategies for Career Counseling With Women - Nadya Fouad, Kristin Ihle Helledy, A.J. Metz
Ch. 11 Hidden Biases in Counseling Women: Balancing Work and Family Concerns - Margo Jackson, Toni Roth Sullivan, Amy I. Tal
Ch 12 The Ecology of Women's Career Barriers: Creating Social Justice Through Systemwide Intervention - Mary J. Heppner, M. Meghan Davidson, Anne B. Scott
Ch 13 Developing a Healthy Identity - Georgiana Shick Tryon, Greta Winograd
Ch. 14 Women in Intimate Relationships: Theory, Research, and Implications for Practice - Ingrid Grieger, Ismini Georgiades
Ch. 15 Counseling Women for Grief and Loss: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations - Ismini Georgiades, Ingrid Grieger
Part 2 Section B. Counseling Women: Normative Physical Issues
Ch. 16 Through the Eyes of the Needle: The Emerging Adolescent - Vicki Compitello
Ch. 17 Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum Outcomes: Selected Issues and Implications for Counseling Intervention - Marilyn Stern, Matt J. Bitsko
Ch. 18 Menopause and the Lives of Midlife Women - Sharon E. Robinson Kurpius, Megan Foley Nicpon
Part 2. Section C. Counseling Women: Social Injustice
Ch. 19 Battered Women and Separation Abuse: A Treatment Approach Based on "Knowing" - Dee DePorto
Part 2. Section D. Counseling Women: Physical Illness
Ch. 20 Adjustment to Illness - Kimberly Stark-Wroblewski, Kathleen Chwalisz
Ch. 21 Health Counseling: Assessment and Intervention - Elizabeth M. Altmaies, Sarah Svengalis Fraley, Beeta Yazmeen Homaifar, Raelynn Maloney, Saba Rasheed, A. Elizabeth Rippentrop
Ch. 22 Health Promotion in Psychotherapy with Women - Sally J. Wendt
Ch. 23 Helping Women Negotiate the Cancer Experience - Merle A. Keitel, Mary Kopala, Jodie C. Potere
Ch. 24 Women and Heart Disease: Information for Counselors - Sue C. Jacobs, Lahoma Schultz, Ginger Welch
Ch. 25 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lupus: Meeting the Challenges - Jan Fite, Mary Kopala
Ch. 26 Women and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Biopsychosocial Perspective - Mary Ann Hoffman, Lisa M. Baker
Part 2. Section E. Counseling Women: DSM-IV Disorders
Ch. 27 Women and Depressive Disorders - Marolyn Wells, Catherine J. Brack, Pamela J. McMichen
Ch. 28 Treatment of Anxiety Disorders - Deborah A. McKee, Jean Dingee
Ch. 29 Substance Abuse and Dependence Disorders in Women - Mary M. Velasquez, Angela L. Stotts
Ch. 30 Theory and Research on Eating Disorders and Disturbances in Women: Suggestions for Practice - Cynthia R. Kalodner, Janice L. Delucia-Waack
PART 3. Professional Issues in Counseling
Ch. 31 Women in Counseling and Psychotherapy Supervision - Kristin L. Barnes, Janine M. Bernard
Ch. 32 Value Choices and Methodological Issues in Research With Women - Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand
Ch. 33 Ethical Responsibilities in Therapy: A Feminist Perspective - Melba J. T. Vasquez
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