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The use of the term survivor is widespread in the feminist therapy community. While the term survivor has been described in primarily positive terms in the abuse literature, this article examines some of the conflicting meanings it holds for women who have been sexually abused. Drawing from the...
This article examines the experiences of a partner in a committed lesbian relationship who develops a serious outside attraction as the couple considers a permanent relational commitment. A number of specific and simultaneous challenges contribute to the construction of a sexual triangle at...
Feminist therapy theory has focused attention on gender as an organizing variable of personality development. In recent years, feminist theorists have proposed a new model of personality development based upon the construct of relational self. This self-in-relation model proposes that...
In this article we present women's care in the Netherlands as a case study of the effects of a government's policy favoring integration. Women's care has been expanded considerably over the past fifteen years, both inside and outside of the institutional framework. Most of these initiatives...
In this paper, the authors describe their clinical experiences offering support group services for lesbians living with HIV. Two different group models were used, allowing for comparison of their effectiveness and relevance for this population. One was a closed membership, time-limited group;...
This paper seeks to investigate one woman's phenomenological experiences of coming back home to South Africa. The intention is to define what constitutes being a returning political exile and to ascertain its implications for mental health. Although reference is made to one person only, her...
Negative body image in women is evidence of internalized cultural messages about obtaining an unrealistic and changing body image ideal. Feminist therapy for negative body image balances an emphasis on socio-cultural and intrapsychic issues, while cognitive-behavioral therapy addresses specific...
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