ERIC Number: ED208327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Feminist Therapy: A Comparative Study of Therapists and Clients.
Curtin, Catherine A.
Little research in the existing literature attempts to define feminist therapy by incorporating the specific experiences and philosophies of those who describe themselves as feminist therapists. Even less information is available about the perceptions of their clients. Therapists and their clients answered questions about the theoretical foundations of feminist therapy. The findings indicated that although therapists and clients responded in similar proportions to many items, discrepancies existed between responses about encouraging clients to "shop around" for a therapist and negotiating therapy contracts. The results suggest a need for further study of how closely the philosophies and practices of feminist therapists follow the theoretical definitions of this form of therapy. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Women in Psychology (8th, Boston, MA, March 5-8, 1981).