Theories and Applications of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides students with the foundational knowledge needed to implement various therapeutic approaches in individual and family counseling. The dynamic author team presents theories through a multicultural and social justice-oriented lens, including evidence to support each theory. Students will embrace chapter concepts through vibrant illustrations and relevant examples from movies, TV shows, photographs, paintings, musical lyrics, news articles, and other sources presented throughout.

Feminist Therapy Approaches

Feminist Therapy Approaches

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Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, each student should be able to:

  • Articulate the contributions of key players of feminist theory.
  • Place the development of feminist theory and therapies into a historical context.
  • Summarize the basic concepts underlying all feminist therapies (e.g., gender, marginalization, personal experience, etc.).
  • Recognize the importance of addressing politics and dominant culture values when using feminist therapy techniques.
  • Describe the therapeutic process of feminist therapy, including goals, the therapist’s role, the client’s role, and the therapeutic change processes.
  • Recall feminist therapy strategies, including empowerment, therapist self-disclosure, gender role analysis, and power role analysis.
  • Examine the integration of feminist therapy and the concept of intersectional identities.
  • Discuss both the theoretical and practical advantages and disadvantages of using this kind of therapy, taking both ...

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