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Abstract A qualitative, phenomenological approach was taken to explore how women in midlife experience and meaningfully construct the recent death of their mothers. During in-depth interviews, 9 women between the ages of 42 and 65 reflected on the loss of their mothers within the previous 2 to 5...
Abstract This article addresses deficits in the psychological literature by bringing the perspective of an African-American grandmother and a psychotherapist to the psychology of African-American mothering. An historical narrative and viewpoint, as well as some additional thoughts on...
Abstract This paper serves to examine the importance of friendships in the lives of women by (1) analyzing existent literature pertaining to theoretical and historical perspectives, and (2) reviewing the literature addressing the impact of friendship on the well-being of women. Examination of...
Abstract A qualitative, phenomenological methodology was used to explore and describe the experience and meaning of maternal guilt for eight women with one or more preadolescent child. A thematic analysis of the in-depth interviews revealed six common themes that were validated by the...
Abstract This article identifies essentialist tendencies in contemporary feminist therapy theory. It is argued that an epistemological shift that moves us away from totalizing categories and toward greater reflexivity is needed. The author provides an outline of this epistemological shift by...
Abstract LETTERS TO A YOUNG FEMINIST, by Phyllis Chesler, PhD (1997). New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, $11.00, paperback, ISBN: 1-56858-151-3, 165 pp. Reviewed by Laura K. Wright. UNDERSTANDING WOMEN'S RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS AND TRAUMA, by Margaret H. Kearney (1999). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage...
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