Theory of Feminist Therapy Practice

Theory of Feminist Therapy Practice - Psych 222 Theory of...

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Psych 222 Theory of Feminist Therapy Practice Guiding principles Questioning standards Roles Examples: working with rape survivors Challenges Practice: context & self
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Guiding Principles of Feminist Therapy “Downstream” fable Sociopolitical aims: equity and justice Value different experiences, perspectives Integrated analysis of role of oppression Sees culture as stratified Interlocking vectors power/privilege Address abuses of power Sees therapy as value laden Imperative for social change
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Questioning Traditional Standards Who defines mental health? How is mental health measured? What is the context for scientific  research? Considers qualitative research Is “treatment” metaphor empowering or  disempowering?
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Roles of Feminist Therapist Advocate for policies and laws Pioneer research and treatments Help cts connect problems to context Uses therapy relationship as key to  healing, emphasizes connection
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