Feminist Theory - Feminist Theory Introduction-Feminist therapy pits gender and power at the core of the therapeutic process It is built on the premise

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Feminist Theory Introduction: -Feminist therapy pits gender and power at the core of the therapeutic process. It is built on the premise that it is essential to consider the social and cultural context that contributes to a person’s problems in order to understand that person. A central concept in feminist therapy is the psychological oppression of women and the constraints imposed by the sociopolitical status to which women have been relegated. -Gender empowerment History and Development: -Feminist therapy has developed in a grassroots manner, responding to challenges and to the emerging needs of women. -No single individual can be identified as the founder of this approach, and its history is relatively brief. -Feminist therapy can be traced to the women’s movement of the 1960’s, a time
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