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Women's Encounters with the Mental Health Establishment : Escaping the Yellow Wallpaper - Elayne Clift

Women's Encounters with the Mental Health Establishment

Escaping the Yellow Wallpaper

By: Elayne Clift (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th June 2002
ISBN: 9780789015464
Number Of Pages: 242

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Explore women's first-person experiences with the mental health establishment This unique contemporary anthology of women's experiential writing shares women's realities, perceptions, and experiences (positive and negative) within the therapeutic environment. These artistic expressions of personal experience will help women understand their own encounters in a new light. They are also instructive and enlightening for any practitioner working with women in a mental health setting. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's famous short story (included here), The Yellow Wallpaper, which inspired this title, has come to represent the struggle of contemporary women to be understood by the therapeutic milieu from whom they seek psychological support and psychiatric treatment. An icon of feminist writing, the 1892 story symbolizes affirmation and validation for the female experience regarding mental health and therapy. This anthology, in the spirit of Gilman's work, gives voice to today's women so that their own encounters with the mental health establishment can be validating and affirming to others. It will also enlighten those in the helping professions as they extend their services to women in a time of growing need and shrinking resources.In addition to The Yellow Wallpaper and a foreword and afterword by noted psychiatric professionals, Women's Encouters with the Mental Health Establishment: Escaping the Yellow Wallpaper also contains works by authors including: Sylvia Plath Kate Millett Anne Sexton Lauren Slater Martha Manning Elayne Clift and many more Through prose and poetry, the contributors to this volume offer a creative, artistic, and highly readable contribution to the literatures of women's studies and psychology Visit the author's website at http: //www.sover.net/ eclift.

About the Editorp. xii
Contributorsp. xiii
Foreword: Women As Subjects of Their Experiencesp. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Prologue: The Yellow Wallpaperp. 1
From The Loony-Bin Tripp. 19
Life Insidep. 21
Ode to Carrie Whitep. 40
From The Bell Jarp. 41
For Love Nor Moneyp. 45
Since You Asked, Here Is Whyp. 54
Death Interruptedp. 61
Outstanding Chargesp. 62
The Setupp. 63
The Screamp. 75
Hospitalp. 82
Safe Placesp. 86
The Waiting Roomp. 103
Home Sweet Nuthousep. 104
i rememberp. 109
Bathing in the Binp. 112
Outtakesp. 114
You, Doctor Martinp. 118
From Welcome to My Countryp. 123
The Caregivers' Dancep. 126
The Psychoanalyst's Daughter: A Memoirp. 135
Vested Interestsp. 145
Putdownp. 146
Is She Really Listening?p. 147
We Go a Little Over the Hourp. 152
Suite 506p. 154
Escaping the Cabinp. 156
Therapyp. 164
Previewp. 166
From Undercurrentsp. 170
It's Going to Be a Great Dayprop. 173
Side Effects May Includep. 174
Transferencep. 176
Consultp. 180
Why Have You Come to My Office Today? Why Have You Come to the Hospital?p. 181
My Last Freudianp. 182
Fragmentsp. 183
Misinterpreting Bodyp. 184
Dr. Abe's Psychotherapyp. 185
Going Outp. 188
Therapy Sessionp. 189
Just One Question Doctor--About My Terminationp. 190
The Story of My Therapyp. 192
Mrs. Gouldp. 195
Woman Knows It's Time to Quit Therapyp. 200
Simple Prayerp. 201
Clarityp. 204
Saying Goodbyep. 205
Keeping Our Distancep. 207
Carolp. 209
Reflections for a Psychiatric Residentp. 211
When Therapy Worksp. 213
Afterwordp. 215
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ISBN: 9780789015464
ISBN-10: 0789015463
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 13th June 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1