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White, J. (1988). Living with the Sphinx: Papers from the Women's Therapy Centre, edited by Sheila Ernst and Marie Maguire, Women's Press, 1987, x + 265 pages, £5.95. Free Associations, 1O(14):136-147.

(1988). Free Associations, 1O(14):136-147

Living with the Sphinx: Papers from the Women's Therapy Centre, edited by Sheila Ernst and Marie Maguire, Women's Press, 1987, x + 265 pages, £5.95

Review by:
Jean White

The Women's Therapy Centre was founded in 1976 by Louise Eichenbaum and Susie Orbach. It is based in Islington, North London, and has grown considerably from its beginnings as a feminist resource for individual and group psychotherapy. The staff team now consists of twelve psychotherapists and administrators and organizes itself collectively. The Centre is a voluntary agency, registered as a charity, and derives its income from a mixture of sources, including fees on a sliding scale from clients who can afford to pay. As well as continuing to offer psychoanalytic psychotherapy for women, couple therapy and a range of theme-centred workshops, the Centre has an advice and information service on women's mental health issues, does specialized work on eating problems, and runs an educational programme for professionals in related fields, including psychologists, psychiatric social workers, psychiatrists and other psychotherapists and counsellors. The staff have thus built up a vast resource of experience of working with women, which is shared and developed in their study group. Some of the papers in Living with the Sphinx originated in this study group, although all were written individually and reflect the differing theoretical perspectives within the staff team.

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