Feminist Counselling : A Feminist Perspective

3457 WordsMay 11, 201514 Pages
Intro: This essay will thoroughly explore feminist counselling and take into consideration the theoretical ideas and practice skills that will include the following issues The key figures (founders) and major focus, philosophy and basic assumptions, key concepts, therapeutic goals, techniques and procedures, applications, contributions, and the limitations and criticisms of feminist counselling. To develop a better understanding of the feminist counselling approach, the next few paragraphs will look at the forms feminist counselling uses to address these issues and inequities within individuals that have been affected. Key Figures (Founders) There is no one founder when it comes to the discovery, and accreditation of feminist counselling. These women have all contributed to the founding of feminist counselling - Jean Baker Miller, Carol Gilligan, Carolyn Enns, Laura Brown, Lillian Comas-Diaz, and Olivia Espin, Judith Worrell, Pam Remer, Sandra Bem, Ellyn Kaschak , Bonnie Burstow, Judith V. Jordan and Mary N. Russell. Major Focus: The central focus of feminist counselling is gender, therapists must understand and be sensitive to how psychological oppression and socialization influence identity development. (Sommers-Flanagan 2012) states that the term for “feminist theory was developed by women to address the social and cultural oppression and unequal treatment of women. Implied in the feminist perspective is the tendency for humans who wield more power to use that
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