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Women and Therapy in the Last Third of Life: The Long View / Edition 1

Women and Therapy in the Last Third of Life: The Long View / Edition 1

by Valory Mitchell


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ISBN-13: 9780415567572
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/15/2010
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Valory Mitchell is Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University, San Francisco. She has been coordinator of the school's Gender Studies Emphasis Area, and Director of its Institute for the Psychology of Women. She is a Fellow at the Rockway Institute, and has a private psychotherapy practice in Berkeley. Since 1978 she has been part of a longitudinal study of the lives and development of 100 women, through UC Berkeley's Institute for Personality and Social Research, with her mentor Ravenna Helson. She is 62, and has a nineteen-year-old daughter in art school.

Table of Contents

1. Foreword: The Long View Valory Mitchell 2. Less Time Ahead, More Behind: Being a Psychotherapist in the Last Third of Life Susan H. Sands 3. On Becoming an Elder: An Immigrant Latina Therapist Narrative Yvette G. Flores 4. The Therapist at 60, The Patient at 60: Challenges for Psychotherapy Emily Loeb 5. Aging With My Clients Saralie Pennington 6. Finding My Professional Voice: AWoman of Color’s Professional Journey Harriet Curtis-Boles 7. Leaving Analysis and Moving Beyond Pain Helene Moglen and Sheila Namir 8. "Be Kind, for Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Great Battle" Laura Mason 9. Losing Certainty and Finding Voice: One Therapist’s Reflections on Doing Therapy in the Last Third of Life Judith V. Jordan 10. Framing Lives: Therapy with Women of a ‘‘Certain Age’’ Mary M. Gergen 11. Reflections on Aging, Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Practice Arlene Bermann 12. Unforeseen and Transformative: New Dimensions in the Third Quarter of My Life Amity Pierce Buxton 13. The Therapist’s Illness As an Opportunity in the Clinical Hour Sandrah Henry 14. Who Am I Now? Using Life Span Theories in Psychotherapy in Late Adulthood Valory Mitchell

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