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Radical Feminist Therapy
Working in the Context of Violence


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Counseling & Psychotherapy

October 1992 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With an emphasis on violence against women and on women's responses to it - such as depression, splitting and eating disturbances - this volume furthers the radicalization of feminist therapy. It serves as a comprehensive introduction for trainees and as an ongoing resource for social service workers and therapists.

Providing detailed and grounded guidance, the author examines feminist approaches to working with women and discusses issues often omitted or pathologized in general feminist counselling texts, including prostitutes battered by pimps and self-mutilation. She explores such central questions as how women can empower themselves in a sexist society; what forms internalized oppression takes and how clients can be helped to address these internalizations; and how women can be helped to reclaim their bodies.

 
The Radical Feminist Foundations
 
Psychiatry
 
Basics and Beginnings
 
General Empowerment Work
 
Difference
Working With Lesbians; Native Women; African American Women; Jewish Women; Immigrant Women; Women with Disabilities  
 
Problematic Territory
Heterosexual Couples; The Family  
 
Working With Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, and the Special Situation of Ritual Abuse
 
Extreme Partner Abuse Where the Partner is Male
 
Other Extreme Violation in Adulthood
Working with Women Subjected to  
Extreme Partner Abuse Where the Partner is a Woman; Abuse by Pimps; Extreme Sexual Abuse in Adulthood: Stranger Rape and Date Rape; Sexual Violation by Therapists  
 
Self-Mutilation
 
Troubled Eating
Anorexia; Bulimia; `Over'weight/`Over'eating  
 
Drinking Problems
 
Working With Psychiatric Survivors
 
Clients Who Are Considering Ending Their Lives

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Bonnie Burstow

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ISBN: 9780803947887
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