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Feminist Family Therapy : Empowerment in Social Context - Louise B. Silverstein

Feminist Family Therapy

Empowerment in Social Context

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Published: 1st June 2003
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This volume offers case-based discussions that address race, gender and class as they effect the personal problems of individual families. While keeping an explicit focus on clinical work, the book highlights power differentials in families and larger systems. Notable authors examine family issues such as couple intimacy, divorce, migration, lesbian mother families and parent-child conflict. The book should interest therapists who have been working with an individual focus to include feminist-family-therapy in their work.

Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Considering the Historical Context of Feminism in Family Therapyp. 1
A Feminist Family Therapist's Work Is Never Donep. 3
Classic Texts and Early Critiquesp. 17
Reframing Life-Cycle Issuesp. 37
Over the Rainbow: The Lesbian Familyp. 39
"I Can't Go Back": Divorce as Adaptive Resistancep. 51
Repairing the World: An Adolescent and Her Parentsp. 65
Loyalty to Family of Originp. 79
Gender in Stepfamilies: Daughters and Fathersp. 91
Contextualizing Racial and Ethnic Identities in Familiesp. 105
Contemporary African American Familiesp. 107
Relationships Between Women in Families: Voices of Chivalryp. 121
Confucian Past, Conflicted Present: Working With Asian American Familiesp. 135
The Black Madonna: The Psychospiritual Feminism of Guadalupe, Kali, and Monserratp. 147
Recognizing Power in Familiesp. 161
Helping Men Embrace Equalityp. 163
Treating Male Alexithymiap. 177
Women's Secrets in Therapyp. 189
Gendered Constraints to Intimacy in Heterosexual Couplesp. 199
Gender, Marriage, and Depressionp. 211
Bringing Power From the Margins to the Centerp. 225
Analyzing Service Delivery Systemsp. 239
Incarcerated African American Womenp. 241
A Venn Diagram: Feminism, Family Therapy, and Family Medicinep. 253
Gender, Couples, and Illness: A Feminist Analysis of Medical Family Therapyp. 267
The Women's Center: Feminism in the Treatment of AIDSp. 281
Addressing Sociopolitical Forcesp. 291
Creating Collectives of Liberationp. 293
Biracial Lesbian-Led Adoptive Familiesp. 307
Assessment of Domestic Violencep. 319
Class, Culture, and Gender in Immigrant Familiesp. 333
Examining Supervision in Feminist Family Therapyp. 349
The Gender Metaframeworkp. 351
Naming Injustice, Engendering Hope: Tensions in Feminist Family Therapy Trainingp. 365
Author Indexp. 379
Subject Indexp. 385
About the Editorsp. 393
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ISBN: 9781591470212
ISBN-10: 1591470218
Series: Psychology of Women
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st June 2003
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.89