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Tzou, Jean Yuh-Jin; Kim, Eunha; Waldheim, Kim – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2012
Positive Feminist Therapy (PFT) is a strength-based culturally responsive therapy model specifically designed for helping Chinese women facing marital conflicts and divorce, integrating Empowerment Feminist Therapy, systems theory, and positive psychology. To help clients become change agents, PFT uses clients' existing strengths to develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Divorce, Feminism, Females
Hahna, Nicole D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Four music therapy educators participated in semi-structured, in-depth interviews as part of a qualitative study. The purpose of this study was to explore the phenomena of feminist pedagogy as experienced by music therapy educators using phenomenological inquiry. The study examined the following research questions: (a) do music therapy educators…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Interrater Reliability
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Magnet, Shoshana; Diamond, Shaindl – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
The affective realm--including sorrow, pain, ecstasy, vulnerability, joy, and rage--is a central component of feminist teaching and learning. Feminist classrooms are spaces where strong feelings are raised, paradigms shift, and ruptures are created. Coming to feminist consciousness may involve grief, anger, and sadness for students. Speaking about…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Therapy, Womens Studies
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Brown, Laura S. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2006
In this article, based on my Carolyn Wood Sherif Memorial Award Address, I address questions of the viability of feminist practice in the current zeitgeist. Using the framework of responding to questions raised by doctoral students about feminist therapy, I address how feminist practice aligns with the evidence-based practice movement,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Psychotherapy, Gender Issues
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Szymanski, Dawn M.; Carr, Erika R.; Moffitt, Lauren B. – Counseling Psychologist, 2011
This article focuses on the implications of theory and empirical research on the sexual objectification of women. Drawing largely from the American Psychological Association's 2007 "Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Girls and Women," the 2007 "Report of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls,"…
Descriptors: Females, Psychologists, Labeling (of Persons), Psychology
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Rader, Jill; Gilbert, Lucia Albino – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2005
Feminist therapy has revolutionized clinical practice and offered a model of empowerment for all therapy approaches. However, the long-assumed claim that feminist therapists are more likely to engage in power-sharing behaviors with their clients has not been supported by published quantitative research. In the current study, 42 female therapists…
Descriptors: Feminism, Psychotherapy, Females, Allied Health Personnel
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Evans, Kathy M.; Kincade, Elizabeth A.; Marbley, Aretha F.; Seem, Susan R. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2005
Feminist therapy and counseling emerged nearly 40 years ago to better meet the needs of women experiencing psychological distress (Enns, 1997). Since its inception, feminist therapy has evolved in terms of theory, therapeutic techniques, and scope of application. In this article, the authors explore five areas relevant to counselors and counselor…
Descriptors: Feminism, Counseling, Therapy, Family Counseling
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Laidlaw, Toni; Malmo, Cheryl – Canadian Journal of Counselling, 1991
Traces roots of feminist therapy and its independence from traditional and prevalent theories and therapy practices. Asserts that Freudian theory and humanistic assumptions are sexist and contribute to powerlessness of women. In contrast, feminist therapy is seen as dealing directly with client-counselor relationships, trust, advocacy, and…
Descriptors: Counseling Theories, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Therapy
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Mejia, Ximena E. – Journal of Counseling and Development, 2005
There has been a great deal of attention given to the application of feminist therapy in treating women, but there is little written about feminist therapy and its applications in treating men. Gender role analysis has proven to be effective in developing hope, resilience, and transcendence-3 primary sources in times of emotional distress. This…
Descriptors: Gender Role, Therapy, Masculinity, Males
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McNamara, Kathleen; Rickard, Kathryn M. – Journal of Counseling and Development, 1989
Discusses implications of the Downing and Roush (1985) feminist identity development model for feminist therapy with women. Describes potential pitfalls of feminist therapy and emergent issues at subsequent stages of client's identity development. Proposes research agenda for hypothesis testing of model when applied to therapy with women clients.…
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Individual Development, Models
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Alyn, Jody H.; Becker, Lee A. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1984
Assessed the effectiveness of feminist therapy with 28 chronically disturbed female clients enrolled in a partial hospitalization program. Significant improvement in self-esteem, and significant increase in sexual knowledge, were produced for participants in the feminist therapy groups. No changes were produced on the Attitudes Toward Women Scale.…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Emotional Disturbances, Females, Feminism
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Thomas, Susan Amelia – Social Work, 1977
Traces the development feminist therapy. Discusses lack of definitions and systematic studies in the literature. Reports on research study, based on interviews with feminist therapists, which explores the nature and practice of this emerging mode of therapy. (Author/SMR)
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Literature Reviews, Mental Health
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Dworkin, Sari – Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1984
Explores feminist therapy within the framework of the social-psychological influence process and discusses outcomes of feminist therapy in the following areas: (1) androgyny; (2) body image; (3) relationships; and (4) work. Presents some cautions about the influence process. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Feminism, Psychotherapy
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Radov, Carol G.; And Others – Social Work, 1977
Discusses attempts of study groups of women in mental health professions that was instrumental in developing thearetical formulations concerning feminist therapy. From experiences both in the group and with clients, concludes that the profession as a whole must increase its responsiveness to concerns of women and issues of feminist therapy.…
Descriptors: Clinics, Discussion Groups, Females, Feminism
Christian, Connie; Wilson, Jean – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1985
Using the tenets of feminist therapy, presents a career counseling model for reentry women. Describes goals, intervention strategies, and feminist tenets for each of three stages: stabilization; personal growth; and action. (MCF)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Role, Females, Feminism
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