Feminist Family Therapy: Empowerment in Social Context by Louise B. Silverstein, Thelma Jean Goodrich

By Louise B. Silverstein, Thelma Jean Goodrich

Feminist kin treatment bargains case-based discussions that tackle race, gender, and sophistication as they impression the private difficulties of person households. whereas maintaining an particular specialize in medical paintings, this quantity highlights energy differentials in households and bigger platforms. outstanding authors research kinfolk concerns resembling couple intimacy, divorce, migration, lesbian mom households, and parent-child clash. This e-book is certain to motivate therapists who've been operating with somebody concentration to incorporate feminist-family-therapy of their paintings. it is going to additionally give a contribution to the continued improvement of feminist conception and perform in relations remedy.

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Beverly Greene and Nancy Boyd-Franklin (1996) have reminded us of the “triple jeopardy” experienced by African American lesbians who are marginalized because of race, gender, and sexual orientation (p. 58). However, the lesson for me as a therapist was make no assumptions. As soon as we learn the rule, we meet the exception. As feminist therapists, we can tend to take pride in our awareness of cultural norms, applying them indiscriminately. ” Coming to visit is about observing, listening, paying attention to what our clients tell us about where they live.

Natural systems are those that occur in nature, such as the solar system or an ant colony. Family systems theory assumed that the human family was a natural system, organized by natural laws that are rooted in evolutionary processes. Although there are power differences within the social systems of many animals (especially other primates), we do not ordinarily associate institutionalized power relationships with natural processes. Thus, family systems theory originally developed as if power were not a meaningful variable within the organization of families.

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