An unprecedented new book that focuses on incorporating, appreciating, and building on the differences among women. Multicultural in content and authorship, this intellectually and emotionally stimulating volume breaks new ground in the development of theory in feminist therapy. You will also find provocative, creative, and diverse chapters that address women's development as it relates to their ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, sexual, and age differences. The one pervasive truth throughout this unique book is that feminist therapy must be based on the experiences of all women in order to be truly representative of women in the United States. Diversity and Complexity in Feminist Therapy is a first step in moving feminist therapy to a more inclusive, global perspective and back into a more political and activist stance against the oppression that we all want to defeat.
Contents Introduction The Meaning of a Multicultural Perspective for Theory-Building in Feminist Therapy Approaching a Feminist-Principled Paradigm in the Construction of Personality Theory Paths Toward Diversity: An Intrapsychic Perspective On Creating a Theory of Feminist Therapy A Japanese View of Dependency: What Can Amae Psychology Contribute to Feminist Theory and Therapy? Is Separation Really So Great? Towards Understanding the Psychology of the Filipino An Analysis of Domestic Violence in Asian American Communities: A Multicultural Approach to Counseling Ethnic and Cultural Diversity: Keys to Power Compounding the Triple Jeopardy: Battering in Lesbian of Color Relationships Resolving "Other" Status: Identity Development of Biracial Individuals What Has Gone Before: The Legacy of Racism and Sexism in the Lives of Black Mothers and Daughters Perceptions of the Sexual Self: Their Impact on Relationships Between Lesbian and Heterosexual Women Developing a Feminist Model for Clinical Consultation: Combining Diversity and Commonality Feminist Psychotherapy and Diversity: Treatment Considerations From a Self Psychology Perspective Diversifying Feminist Theory and Practice: Broadening the Concept of Victimization White Feminist Therapists and Anti-Racism Turning the Things That Divide Us Into Strengths That Unite Us