Main : feminism, human rights, non-fiction, psychology
248 x 173 mm
A guide to therapy, Beyond Psychoppression explores the intersection between the personal and the political. Betty McLellan surveys the development of psychotherapy and exposes the oppressive techniques of Freudian psychoanalysis, humanistic therapies, lesbian sex therapy, and new age and popular therapies. She challenges the myths about women's mental and emotional illness.
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… if you’re interested in any form of psychotherapy or counselling as well as in feminism, then this is the book for you.Diana Currie, Newsletter of Women with Disabilities Australia
I recently bought Beyond Psychoppression, Betty McLellan’s book – a feminist critique of mainstream psychotherapy. Hearing that a friend was having “great gobs of depression”, I photocopied a chapter for her to read. She loved it and declared, “I definitely feel better from having read it – thank you.” Now she is waiting impatiently for me to finish reading the book so I can pass it on to her.Sandra Sewell
Table of Contents
PART ONE: FEMINIST VOICES, PAST AND PRESENT
1. Psychotherapy and Feminism: A History
PART TWO: THEORETICAL ISSUES FOR A FEMINIST THERAPY
2. Oppression: Cause of Women’s Distress
3. Access and Honesty
4. Passion and Justice
PART THREE: BLAME-THE-VICTIM THERAPIES
5. Freud and Psychoanalysis
6. Humanistic Therapies
7. New Age and Popular Psychologies
8. Lesbian Sex Therapy
PART FOUR: PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF A FEMINIST THERAPY
9. Elements of a Feminist Therapy
10. Feminist Therapy in Practice
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