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eBook Feminist Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy) ePub

by Laura S. Brown

  • ISBN: 1433804611
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Laura S. Brown
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA); 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 153
  • ePub book: 1731 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1490 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 850

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This is a part of a Series called Theories of Psychotherapy Series, because Feminist Therapy is so well written I will purchase the other books in the series.

This is a part of a Series called Theories of Psychotherapy Series, because Feminist Therapy is so well written I will purchase the other books in the series.

Laura S. Brown, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical and forensic psychologist in private practice in Seattle. Her publications span the fields of feminist therapy theory and practice, ethics, multiculturalism, lesbian and gay issues, and trauma.

It focuses on societal, cultural, and political causes and solutions to issues faced in the counseling process. It openly encourages the client to participate in the world in a more social and political way.

In Feminist Therapy, Laura S. Brown explores the history, theory, and practice of this groundbreaking . Brown explores the history, theory, and practice of this groundbreaking approach. Feminist therapy not only listens to, but privileges, the voices and experiences of those who have been defined as "other" by dominant cultures. In the four decades since its inception as an approach, the theory has evolved significantly from psychotherapy for women, where it functioned primarily as a corrective against the sexist approaches of the era, into a sophisticated, postmodern, technically integrative model of practice that uses the analysis of gender, social location, and power as a primary strategy for comprehending human difficulties.

It was quite exciting to have APA decide to include Feminist Therapy in their Theories of Psychotherapy monograph series, simply because that inclusion was a statement about how far the field has come in four decades

It was quite exciting to have APA decide to include Feminist Therapy in their Theories of Psychotherapy monograph series, simply because that inclusion was a statement about how far the field has come in four decades. In writing this book, which is intentionally shorter than Subversive Dialogues, I tried to distill the very best and most essential information about Feminist Therapy practice in the 21st Century.

Feminist Therapy book. Laura Brown is amazing. In the four decades since its inception as an approach, the theory. I relied on this book as a strong source for my portfolio defense of my chosen theoretical orientation for my masters in mental health counseling.

How to use the Theories of Psychotherapy Series® in combination with APA Videos. How to Use This Book With APA Psychotherapy Videos. Introduction: Feminist Therapy - Not for Cisgender Women Only.

Psychotherapy (psychological therapy or talking therapy) is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction.

Psychotherapy (psychological therapy or talking therapy) is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills.

In Feminist Therapy, Dr. Laura S. Brown demonstrates this integrative approach to psychotherapy

In Feminist Therapy, Dr. Brown demonstrates this integrative approach to psychotherapy. Feminist therapy may superficially resemble other forms of psychotherapy, but the therapy's basis in feminist political analysis and scholarship on the psychology of women and gender make this a unique and valuable approach for both female and male clients. In this session, Dr. Brown works with a woman recently convicted of narcotics charges. She helps the client to discern how past experiences have shaped her current negative self-narrative

In Feminist Therapy, Laura S. Brown explores the history, theory, and practice of this groundbreaking approach. Feminist therapy not only listens to, but privileges, the voices and experiences of those who have been defined as other by dominant cultures. Feminist therapy thus shifts the value of knowledge claims from those of culturally appointed experts to the expertise of the oppressed. This is a perspective that, when made central to analysis and practice, is potentially transformative of everything about therapy-as-usual in dominant cultures. In the four decades since its inception as an approach, the theory has evolved significantly from psychotherapy for women, where it functioned primarily as a corrective against the sexist approaches of the era, into a sophisticated, postmodern, technically integrative model of practice that uses the analysis of gender, social location, and power as a primary strategy for comprehending human difficulties. Feminist therapy has become a practice that encompasses work with women, men, children, families, and larger systems. In this book, Dr. Brown presents and explores this approach, its theory, history, the therapy process, primary change mechanisms, empirical basis, and future developments. This essential primer to feminist therapy, amply illustrated with case examples, is perfect for graduate students studying theories of therapy and counseling as well as for seasoned practitioners interested in understanding this approach.

Comments

Vertokini Vertokini
If you know feminist therapy well, you also know the textbooks on the therapy are hard to find and expensive to purchase. Laura Brown is my favorite therapist in this area, I utilize her videos in my classes to show students what Feminist therapy is and is not. As always, students are shocked to find how aligned they are with Dr. Brown's technique, style and way of being with the client. I finally have an excellent and inexpensive resource for their future study of the topic. The theory is really a social justice therapy, and as such has much to recommend it in these very difficult economic times. Feminist therapy has been a favorite of mine for the past five years, the more I learn, the more impressed I am with the therapy. A truly egalitarian and professionally eclectic therapy, feminist therapy has much to recommend it, and this text covers all of the primary points extremely well. A must read for any therapist working with clients today.
Debeme Debeme
This is a great introductory book to Feminist Therapy. I've used this to teach doctoral psychology graduate students, and they've all found the book easy to understand and helpful in really understanding what Feminist Therapy is and what it looks like in the room with a client. Definitely recommend for anyone interested in the topic!
Berkohi Berkohi
Dr. Laura Brown is the leading voice in a symphony of feminist therapists. Her life-long experience and thorough knowledge-base inform what is easily the most readable text on feminist therapy available today. Feminism has done more for equality of value and for social advocacy than any other movement in the United States, and Dr. Brown brings her devotion to equality and the identification of pain caused by patriarchy to the therapeutic setting for both womyn and men. This is a book I will order for my students in my Masters courses in Counseling; it is a book I will reference in multiple articles and books over the next five years, and it will hopefully go a long way toward helping others address the pain of discrimination and oppression.
Felolune Felolune
My favorite line from this book is, "What is inherent in feminist therapy is the radical notion that silenced voices of marginalized people are considered to be the sources of greatest wisdom." (page 2). Feminist therapy helps remind all of us with "expert" credentials that we must be ever mindful to avoid placing ourselves above the client. If you've ever felt the urge to look down on a client--female or male--then this book is for you. Laura Brown is a great communicator. As others have mentioned, her training videos are good too. This book is a wonderfully clear and concise presentation of feminist principles of therapy that will be useful to many.
GAZANIK GAZANIK
This series is awesome! Matt Englar-Carlson does a great job of compiling the most concise, accessible authors and writings. It helps that Dr.Brown is the ultimate pro in her own right. I had the joy of attending a lecture of hers, and was blown away with the depth of understanding and authenticity. A great little book for getting the core principles of Feminist theory.
Obong Obong
This small book is packed with great information. I was looking for an introductory book on Feminist Therapy, and was wary about this book because only one other person reviewed it. The other reviewer is right this book really is a well worth the money.

It explains what Feminist Therapy is. The first chapter is: Introduction: Feminist Therapy -- Not for Women Only. Other chapters covers the history of Feminist Therapy, the theory, the therapy process, Evaluation, Future Developments, and Summary.

This is a part of a Series called Theories of Psychotherapy Series, because Feminist Therapy is so well written I will purchase the other books in the series.
Vudomuro Vudomuro
This book has helped me develop a more well rounded approach toward counseling not only women but people from other cultures and men. I have recommended it to all of my classmates and my boyfriend who is a LCSW. I love this book!
This was a timely and informative description and application of Feminist Theory.