ERIC Number: ED193567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-27
Reference Count: 0
Counseling the "Trapped" Housewife.
Dickel, Charles Timothy
The optional functioning of the family unit is dependent on the health and happiness of each family member. When the wife is professionally trained and yet feels "trapped" by the presence of children in the home with no available transportation, baby-sitting, or part-time employment options, the family unit can suffer or the wife suffers. The counselor must be sensitive to the woman's need for fulfillment within and outside the home. The role of the counselor is to help the wife: (1) deal with her "trapped" feelings and express them to significant others; (2) plan and initiate ways to increase fulfillment inside and outside the home; (3) assess her career opportunities; and (4) develop strategies for personal growth. If the counselor can successfully restore the wife to feelings of fulfillment, each family member will benefit in terms of mental health. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980).