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Feminist Therapy emphasizes
soico-cultural influences on development-particularly the prominence of "male-normative" influences in the economic, social, cultural, and medical arenas
Feminist Therapy highlights
Gender role pressures.
Feminist Therapy promotes
an egalitarian counslor-client relationship-among the first to call for ethical standards, identification and proctection of rights of psychotherapys consumers
Feminist Therapy creates
Empowerment and personal validation of the client is valued and encourged
Feminist Therapy had major influnces
on family and multicultural counseling
Feminist Therapy common concepts
distress, pain, or problems
Feminist Therapy common goals
symptom removal, self-esteem, quality of interperonal relationships with an emphasis on power redistributions, Body image and sensuality, Attention to diversity, Political awareness and social action (empowerment and expanded choices.
Limitations of Feminist therapy 1
Very little research comparing effectivenss to other theries
Limitations of Feminist therapy 2
Emphasis on political and social change-individual responsibility is de-emphasied
Limitations of Feminist therapy 3
No real coherent theory
Limitations of Feminist therapy 4
Not really a 'therapy"-more like a coleection of suggestions about how to infuse femist ideas into other theories and therapies.
Limitations of Feminist therapy 5
Does not have sufficient techniques to stand alone as a theory/thrapy.
Ths refers to growing in a relationship and being able to move forward despite setbacks. Reslience also concerns recognizing when relationships are not mutual and moving on from them.
This refers to being able to be empathic toward self and others. It also includes the ability to participate in and build a sense of strength in the communtiy.
Attaching a new name to a problem so that therapeutic progess can be made. For example, saying that a client is overwhelemed byan issue rather then "depressed' may allow the client to develop metods to deal with the problem.
Giving a new or different explanation for an event so that constructive change can occur in the family. In feminist therapy, to help individuals understand how soical pressures can affect their problems.
Increasing clients' awareness of the power structure in society and the differences in power between men and women
Empowering clients can occir in the course of therapuetic discussion. Often encouragement and reinforcement are ways to hel clients beome more powerful.
intresection of multiple identites
Forces that affect theway gender is seen. For example gender can be seen by examining views of social groups, examining poewer in relationships, and in understanding individual relationships.
Gender Role intervention
Such interventions deal with reinforcing or helping clients' interventions or helping them deal with gender role obstacles in their life. Some intervention provide insight into social or poitcal issues that serve as obstacles ot clients.
A set of metal associations in which indiviuals are seen from the points of view of their gender, as oppsed to other characteristics.
Fminist therapy seeks
It helps men eliminate masculine strerotypes and myths such: as aggressiveness, a sole focus on being the family "breadwinner", non emotional self-reliznce, homophobia, detached fathering, and sexual objectification
It started in the 1960s
Feminist therapy showed
From birth, power inequalities and gender-role expectations are considered to be major influences on personality and cognitive structure.