Subversive Dialogues: Theory in Feminist Therapy / Edition 1

Subversive Dialogues: Theory in Feminist Therapy / Edition 1

by Laura S. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465083218

ISBN-13: 9780465083213

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Basic Books

Feminist therapy is more than a prescription of technique; it is a unique philosophy of psychotherapy. While much has been written on feminism and therapy, this bold book breaks new ground by making explicit and coherent the theoretical underpinnings of feminist therapy.Building on the revolutionary work of feminist scholars who have described how women employ

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Feminist therapy is more than a prescription of technique; it is a unique philosophy of psychotherapy. While much has been written on feminism and therapy, this bold book breaks new ground by making explicit and coherent the theoretical underpinnings of feminist therapy.Building on the revolutionary work of feminist scholars who have described how women employ strategies of knowing the world in a manner distinct from men, Laura S. Brown, noted for her pioneering work in the field of ethics and boundaries, shows how these insights should reshape the very nature of the therapeutic encounter. With meticulous care, the author examines key features of the therapeutic encounter with a feminist lens: the power of the therapist; assessment and diagnosis; the nature of change; the ethics of practice; and differences in race, class, and sexual identity. She constructs a vision of therapy that helps the client develop a sense of entitlement to satisfying and equal relationships outside the therapist’s office. This powerful vision of feminist therapy is grounded throughout with case examples that illustrate how a dialogue between therapist and client can be healing, subversive, and transformative all at once.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465083213
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
544,854
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Toward a Subversive Dialogue with the Reader17
2Feminism in Feminist Therapy Theory47
3Theorizing from Diversity69
4The Relationship in Feminist Therapy92
5Naming the Pain: Diagnosis and Distress124
6To Speak the Mother Tongue: Models of Case Conceptualization153
7The Master's Tools: The Dilemma of Dealing with Patriarchy178
8Feminism and Ethics200
9Emerging from the Wilderness227
References235
Index247

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