Feminist therapy was created in the late 1960s, concurrent with the founding of The Association for Women in Psychology. Its early practitioners had diverse lifestyles, backgrounds, and often unconventional training, but all had a common and radical goal of providing an alternative therapy for women whose mental health was still defined in terms of male-pleasing behaviours and rigid social roles. Originally published in 1995, the contributors share the personal experiences and reflections that helped them revolutionize therapy for women, particularly poignant and instructive at the time, as psychotherapy evolved from client-centred and individualistic to bureaucratic and socially and politically conservative.

part II|21 pages

Feminist Therapists and their Organizations

part III|28 pages

The Early Experiences of Feminist Therapists

part IV|22 pages

Being Our Own Models and Inventing the Therapy Our Clients Need

chapter 9|5 pages

Feminist Therapy

chapter 10|6 pages

Feminist and Multi-Cultural Therapy

chapter 11|8 pages

A View from the Prairie

part V|24 pages