ERIC Number: ED203254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Events Shaping Woman's Identity: A Handbook for the Helping Professions.
Avery, Donna May
This handbook, written to assist helping professionals in meeting the needs of women clients, states that social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors share a common need for greater understanding of the dynamics of women's lives during rapid social change. The purpose of this handbook, therefore, is to provide information about those critical events in women's lives which have influenced their identity development, and to identify effective counseling responses to critical events in female identity formation. Part One describes the status of women and the helping professions. Part Two presents research conducted with 100 women's descriptions of critical events in their lives. The study design, interviewers' training, interview procedures, subject characteristics, and analysis of material are discussed; findings are presented and racial differences are examined. The final section focuses on the counseling responses of helping professionals who responded to five vignettes depicting women in critical situations; the consensus of these professionals is sketched for each vignette in Part Three of this handbook. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago State Univ., IL.