Women & Therapy
ISSN (printed): 0270-3149. ISSN (electronic): 1541-0315.
Women & Therapy is the only professional journal that focuses entirely on the complex interrelationship between women and the therapeutic experience. Devoted to descriptive, theoretical, clinical, and empirical perspectives on the topic of women and therapy, the journal is intended for feminist practitioners as well as for individuals interested in the practice of feminist therapy. The journal focuses on a wide range of content areas, including issues in the process of therapy with female clients; problems in living that affect women in greater proportion than men--depression, eating disorders, agoraphobia; women's traditional and nontraditional roles in society and how these affect and can be affected by therapy; the special needs of minority women, lesbians, older women, and women with disabilities; the special needs of feminist therapists; and effective interventions and alternatives to traditional treatment approaches. The high-quality articles will be of greatest interest to feminist therapists and health professionals; individuals who educate, supervise, or train therapists; individuals in training to become therapists; and feminist researchers and scholars who are interested in issues confronting women and therapy. Few areas in psychology and related health professions have developed as quickly in recent years as has research and theory about women and therapy. Gender differences and similarities are being investigated as they relate to biological, personality, cognitive, and developmental factors. Women are studied as they enter new roles at work and in personal relationships. Therapists are beginning to change their attitudes about and manner of interacting with female clients in order to influence and incorporate the changes taking place in society. Finally, the media have popularized these developments, so that the consumer of therapy is better educated about women's issues than ever before. Women make up the overwhelming majority of clients in therapy, yet there has been little attention given to this fact in the training of therapists or in the professional literature. Women & Therapy is designed to fill this void of information.
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