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ISBN-13: 9780765707871
Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lillian Comas-Díaz, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington, D.C. and a clinical professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Marcella Bakur Weiner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Brooklyn and New York City. She is the author of Psychotherapy and Religion: Many Paths, One Journey.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Wisewomen-The Evolution of Female Psychotherapists Lillian Comas-Díaz Marcella Bakur Weiner xi

Chapter 1 The Birthing of a Womanist Psychologist: On Becoming a Guide to Healing and Empowerment Thema Bryant-Davis 1

Chapter 2 Hannah Krants' Conversion Janice Crawford 15

Chapter 3 (As) If I Had a Choice Beverly Pauman 29

Chapter 4 Psychologist by Accident, Profession by Choice: My Journey of Compassion and Service Patricia Pitta 43

Chapter 5 From Slave and Midwife: Healing in the Midst of Social Injustice Beverly Greene 57

Chapter 6 The Woman Psychotherapist: A Spiritual Perspective Marcella Bakur Weiner 73

Chapter 7 Transcultural Woman: Healing in a Strange Land Lillian Comas-Díaz 81

Chapter 8 The Delicate Art of Connection and Healing Cinzia Levaids 97

Chapter 9 Becoming a Psychotherapist: Discovering the Self amidst Cultural Shifts Pratyusha Tummala-Narra 107

Chapter 10 Unbroken Chain Carla Bradshaw 123

Chapter 11 Adversity, Healing, and the Development and Practice of a W.Psychologist Jennifer Ruff 143

Conclusion: Women of Words-Psychotherapy from a Feminine Perspective Lillian Comas-Díaz Marcella Bakur Weiner 157

Index 169

About the Contributors 173

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