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This article discusses the internalization of communal valuing among African American women. Interpretations of the empowering as well as the decentering consequences of developing one's identity in relationship to community are offered. Narratives drawn from the experiences of two African...
This article examines the issue of job socialization failure and its impact on the mental health of African American females of professional status. The realization of the continued "browning": and class diversification of both the therapeutic landscape and the professional labor force holds...
In the author's clinical experience Black women clients often seek therapy for similar personal interpersonal problems as all other clients, but treatment material is often focused on identity related difficulties. This paper will review relevant literature on identity development theories and...
Qualitative interviews were conducted with four counselors to explore reasons why sexual abuse therapy centers are rarely accessible to disabled survivors. Findings suggest that these counselors have a limited definition of accessibility that does not include doing outreach or working to reduce...
Feminist therapy has been criticized in the past for its exclusive focus on the lives of white, middle class, heterosexual women. Recent attempts to correct this wrong include increased attention to therapeutic work with diverse groups of women. The objective of this paper is to contribute to...
The current paper presents a model of pregnancy and positive coping utilizing literature related to the impact of pregnancy on a therapist's inner life and role as a clinician. The author documents her own experiences and presents these in the context of this model. Therapist pregnancy is a...
Although the negative psychological and physiological consequences of dieting have been well documented, dieting is still considered to be a normal feminine, life-long preoccupation. Once women begin to diet it can be extremely difficult for them to interrupt the pattern of food restriction...
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