Theory in Feminist Therapy
By (author) Laura S. Brown
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Subversive Dialogues by Laura S. Brown
Book DescriptionFeminist therapy is more than a prescription of technique; it is a unique philosophy of psychotherapy. While much has been written on feminism and therapy, this bold book breaks new ground by making explicit and coherent the theoretical underpinnings of feminist therapy.Building on the revolutionary work of feminist scholars who have described how women employ strategies of knowing the world in a manner distinct from men, Laura S. Brown, noted for her pioneering work in the field of ethics and boundaries, shows how these insights should reshape the very nature of the therapeutic encounter. With meticulous care, the author examines key features of the therapeutic encounter with a feminist lens: the power of the therapist; assessment and diagnosis; the nature of change; the ethics of practice; and differences in race, class, and sexual identity. She constructs a vision of therapy that helps the client develop a sense of entitlement to satisfying and equal relationships outside the therapist's office. This powerful vision of feminist therapy is grounded throughout with case examples that illustrate how a dialogue between therapist and client can be healing, subversive, and transformative all at once.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465083213
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Laura S. Brown
Feminist Therapy, Paperback (October 2009)
Feminist Therapy has become a practice that encompasses work with women, men, children, families, and larger systems. In this book, the author presents and explores this approach, its theory, history, the therapy process, primary change mechanisms, empirical basis, and future developments.
Trauma and Dissociation in Convicted Offenders, Hardback (August 2007)
Convicted offenders quite often are found to have a history of trauma. This text provides a comprehensive look at the connection between complex trauma and the likelihood of being a convicted offender.
Rethinking Mental Health and Disorder, Hardback (December 2002)
This volume presents cutting-edge work at the interface of feminist theory and mental health.
Personality and Psychopathology, Paperback (April 1994)» View all books by Laura S. Brown
Questioning the very foundations of our ideas about psychopathology, the authors argue for building new models that define distress in a more complex, contextual manner.
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Author Biography - Laura S. Brown
Laura S. Brown, PH.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington and is in full-time private practice in Seattle. She is co-editor, with Maria P. P. Root of Diversity and Complexity in Feminist Therapy and, with Mary Ballou, of Personality and Psychopathology.
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