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Description - Feminism & Psychotherapy by Irene Bruna Seu

Practitioners and researchers representing a broad cross-section of viewpoints critically consider their feminist therapeutic frameworks to address from within the practice the ways in which feminist therapy has set gender above and beyond other social inequalities. Drawing on case material from clinical practice, as well as research on feminism and psychotherapy, the authors demonstrate how the tensions inherent in different therapeutic models and feminist beliefs both question and reinforce popular notions of 'gender' and 'woman'. This thought-provoking collection confirms that feminist therapeutic theory and practice, rather than being antithetical to feminist politics, continue to make a valuable contributiion. It will stimulate further debate on the complexities of theory and practice in contemporary feminist therapies and will be of interest not only to practitioners, but also to students of psychology and women's studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761951919
ISBN-10: 0761951911
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 30-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Irene Bruna Seu

I. Bruna Seu is a lecturer in the Department of Human Sciences at Brunel University and a psychotherapist in private practice. M. Colleen Heenan is also a psychotherapist in private practice and university lecturer.