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Women in Context: Toward a Feminist Reconstruction of Psychotherapy Hardcover – June 24, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0898620955 ISBN-10: 0898620953 Edition: 1st

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"Finally, a book on psychotherapy for women written from a feminist perspective that deals with women's diversity!" --Edna Rawlings, University of Cincinnati, Course: Psychotherapy with Women, Graduate

"It is a timely and comprehensive text addressing issues of gender and psychotherapy." --Cheryl Rampage, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

"This book provides an amazingly rich tapestry of contributions which shed light on previously unexamined aspects of women's lives. It is rich in diversity--exploring race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation as they relate to psychotherapy with women. By breaking new ground in the women's movement, this book represents the most comprehensive volume to date on the rich, complex realities of women's lives. It should be a required text in all Women's Studies departments and will make an invaluable contribution to trainees and experienced clinicians in all mental health disciplines." --Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Ph.D., Rutgers University, author of Black Families in Therapy: A Multisystems Approach

"This book is revolutionary in its scope. It examines in depth the issues most feminist texts give only token acknowledgment to. Political and practical, relevant, current....Read it!!" --Jo-Ann Krestan, M.A., co-author of Singing at the Top of Our Lungs: Women, Love, and Creativity and Too Good for Her Own Good

"Astonishing in its breadth, incisive in its analyses, this comprehensive resource looks at the diverse experiences and contexts of women's lives. Those who work with women will find themselves turning again and again to the up-to-date information and lively case examples illustrating the wide range of problems included in this collection." --Rachel T. Hare-Mustin, Ph.D., author of Making a Difference: Psychology and the Construction of Gender

"This superb anthology shows us how profoundly female experience is shaped by race, class, status and privilege. The authors challenge us to go the hard route, so that we can move toward a more accurate, inclusive, and multi-layered vision of what we call therapy and how we name reality. This is an honorable and essential text." --Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Deception, and The Dance of Intimacy

"This book is an excellent resource for those who want to be part of an ongoing discussion among feminist psychotherapists as new horizons are emerging." --Carrie Doehring, Ph.D., Boston University School of Theology, Boston, Massachusetts

"The book is well organized and reads easily and clearly. This single volume presents major issues concerning women, along with a comprehensive overview of the more compelling challenges that are now facing them." --Camille Valentina, EdM, Journal of Reviews and Commentaries on Mental Health

About the Author

Marsha Pravder Mirkin, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private psychotherapy, consulting, and training practice in Newton, Massachusetts. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a supervisor for the Cambridge Hospital Couples and Family Therapy Training Program. The editor of The Social and Political Contexts of Family Therapy and coeditor, with Stuart Koman, of The Handbook of Adolescence and Family Therapy, Dr. Mirkin is particularly interested in weaving issues of the larger context into her work with women and couples.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 502 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1st edition (June 24, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898620953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898620955
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,700,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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