Feminist Perspectives in Therapy: Empowering Diverse Women by Judith Worell

By Judith Worell

Feminist views in remedy: Empowering diversified girls addresses middle matters in feminist mental perform besides innovations and strategies for realizing the improvement and studies of girls all through their lives. prime feminist psychologists offer a version that integrates feminist and multicultural idea and perform, incorporating either inner and exterior resources of women's mental misery and well-being.This moment variation is stuffed with worthwhile info at the most up-to-date advancements in learn and significant matters confronted by means of therapists treating ladies, besides medical case reviews that supply useful examples of ways to place idea into practice.Topics lined include:* selling actual and mental wellbeing and fitness* Confronting interpersonal abuse and violence* Balancing profession and relations* Integrating multicultural and variety matters* Negotiating relationshipsComplete with self-assessment actions, experimental workouts, and assets for extra examining, Feminist views in treatment: Empowering different girls, moment variation is a realistic ebook for college students and a invaluable source for psychological health and wellbeing pros.

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C. Crawford & Kimmel, 1999; S. Reinhardz, 1992; Riger, 1992). , 1997; Worell & Etaugh, 1994). During the past 30 years, a plethora of scholarly journals that focus on women’s lives have been established. The most visible include Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, Violence and Victims, Women and Therapy, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Feminism and Psychology, Women and Health, and the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy. Many other research journals in counseling psychology and related areas have begun to include articles related to women’s health and well-being.

The utility of this model in assessing therapeutic effectiveness is discussed further in Chapter 10. The ten hypothesized outcomes of the Empowerment Model are supported by the literature on women’s health and well-being. The healthy woman in a healthy environment is envisioned as having positive self-evaluation and self-esteem, a favorable comfortdistress balance (more positive than negative affect), gender-role and cultural identity awareness, a sense of personal control and self-efficacy, self-nurturance and self-care, effective problem-solving skills, competent use of assertiveness skills, effective access to facilitative social, economic, and community resources, gender and cultural flexibility in behavior, and socially constructive activism.

We define oppression as a systematic denial of access to valued community resources to members of groups defined as inferior, undeserving, or different. Because oppression may be internalized as a reflected self-image, it creates a toxic Foundations of Feminist Counseling and Therapy 13 environment that often produces illness and decreased well-being. We say more about how oppression affects client well-being in subsequent chapters. In considering the diversity of social locations by which we identify ourselves and are identified by others, we refer to ethnicity and nationality rather than to race.

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