Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To share an article on social media…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

If you find an article or content on PEP-Web interesting, you can share it with others using the Social Media Button at the bottom of every page.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Attard, M.T. (1987). The Dynamics of Feminist Therapy edited by Doris Howard. Published by The Howarth Press: New York 1986; 341 pages; £22.50 hardback.. Brit. J. Psychother., 4(2):192-193.

(1987). British Journal of Psychotherapy, 4(2):192-193

The Dynamics of Feminist Therapy edited by Doris Howard. Published by The Howarth Press: New York 1986; 341 pages; £22.50 hardback.

Review by:
Marie Therese Attard

This book is a selected collection of papers presented at the Tenth National Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) held in New York in 1985. It is a special issue in the series Women and Therapy, having also been published under this title (Vol. 5, No. 2/3).

AWP is an association formed in 1969 by a group of women who wished to work together in pursuing their interests in feminist issues. Their conferences have provided forums for recent thinking in feminist psychotherapy, research and teaching. The articles in this book are seen to reflect such issues and to be in line with their teaching. The 1985 conference was coordinated by Doris Howard, the guest editor, with this volume in mind and organised around the theme, the ‘future of feminism’. Priority was also given to issues of ethnic and minority groups. A major focus was an attempt to blend various theories of therapy with the goals of feminism. The therapy is seen as an egalitarian system concerning itself with the equality, assertiveness and empowerment of women.

The articles selected reflect these themes. Contributions are made by authors from varying backgrounds. These include graduate students and other members of the feminist organisations as well as clinical social workers, nurses, teachers and psychotherapists, indicating the multidisciplinary membership of the AWP. All the authors practise in the United States of America.


[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.