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Women in context : toward a feminist reconstruction of psychotherapy

Author: Marsha Pravder Mirkin
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©1994.
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Challenging some of our most deeply held assumptions about mental health care, Women in Context explores the ways psychotherapy services for women are influenced by the larger therapy system and the sociopolitical context in which we live. The volume provides a comprehensive and insightful examination of factors that affect women's mental health, demonstrates the inadequacy of traditional psychotherapeutic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marsha Pravder Mirkin
ISBN: 0898620953 9780898620955
OCLC Number: 29846346
Description: xxi, 502 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The larger story : naming the contexts: Service delivery systems and women : the construction of conflict / Marianne Walters ; The interweaving of gender, class, and race in family therapy / Jodie Kliman ; The impact of misogyny and homophobia on therapy with women / Priscilla Ellis and Bianca Cody Murphy --
pt. 2. Women in context through the life cycle: Female adolescence revisited : understanding girls in their sociocultural contexts / Marsha Pravder Mirkin ; Women growing older : partnerships for change / Sarah Greenberg and Aluma Kopito Motenko ; Lesbian families : a cultural perspective / Joan Laird ; Therapy with bisexual women : working on the edge of emerging cultural and personal identities / Margaret Nichols ; Single heterosexual women through the life cycle / Karen Gail Lewis ; Women in stepfamilies : the fairy godmother, the wicked witch, and Cinderella reconstructed / Anne C. Bernstein --
pt. 3. Women and health: Keep abreast : women and breast cancer in context / Robert J. Apfel, Susan M. Love, and Barbara Hansen Kalinowski ; Working with communities of women at risk for AIDS : a chronicle / Helen Lettlow Gasch and Mindy Thompson Fullilove ; The sociopolitical contexts of abortion / Marsha Pravder Mirkin and Barbara Okun ; The counter revolution : sex, politics, and the new reproductive technologies / Jill Betz Bloom ; Over the hill we go : women at menopause / Ellen Cole --
pt. 4. Problems presented in therapy : the impact of the sociopolitical context: Diversity and difference : race and feminist psychotherapy / Beverly Greene ; Violence against women : ramifications of gender, class, and race inequality / Barbara Pressman ; Poor women : making a difference / Myrtle Parnell and Jo Vanderkloot ; Empowerment work with homeless women / Alice K. Johnson and Judith A.B. Lee ; Women's struggles in the workplace : a relational model / Irene Pierce Stiver ; It's a question of dollars and cents : prioritizing economic issues in women's treatment / Elana Katz ; Female adolescents and sexuality : a look at teen sexual behavior, its consequences, and the pregnancy prevention programs / Joyce R. Lappin ; Epilogue: The maternal presence in psychotherapy / Molly Layton.
Responsibility: edited by Marsha Pravder Mirkin ; forword [i.e. foreword] by Monica McGoldrick.
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