Psychotherapy with African American Women

Psychotherapy with African American Women : Innovations in Psychodynamic Perspectives and Practice

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Focusing on the breadth of issues that affect Psychotherapy with African American women, this unique volume is designed to help clinicians develop a broader understanding of what is useful and what is problematic when applying psychodynamic concepts to their clients. From an array of seasoned clinicians, chapters present innovative and creative reformulations of theory and technique that build upon and challenge existing models. The volume is replete with illustrative clinical material and pointers for practice. Issues addressed include the psychological m dilemmas confronting diverse African American women as they negotiate a society that is hostile to them on multiple levels; how ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other differences come into play within the therapeutic dyad; and approaches to unraveling the complex interplay of sociopolitical, intrapsychic, and interpersonal concerns in in treatment.
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  • Paperback
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138864773
  • 9781138864771

Table of contents

The New Multiculturalism and Psychodynamic Theory: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and African American Women, Jackson. The Interweaving of Cultural and Intrapsychic Issues in the Therapeutic Relationship, Shorter-Gooden, Jackson. Individual and Group Psychotherapy with African American Women: Understanding the Identity and Context of the Therapist and Patient, Adams. The Stone Center Theoretical Approach Revisited: Applications for African American Women, Jenkins. African American Lesbians and Bisexual Women in Feminist Psychodynamic Psychotherapies: Surviving and Thriving between a Rock and a Hard Place, Greene. The Courage to Hear: African American Women's Memories of Racial Trauma, Daniel. The African American Supervisor: The Racial Transference and Countertransference in Interracial Psychotherapy Supervision, Owens-Patterson. Hair Texture, Length, and Style as a Metaphor in the African American Mother Daughter Relationship: Considerations in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Greene, White and Whitten. Finding the Lost Part: Identitiy and the Black/White Biracial Client, Shorter-Gooden. Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy with African American Women: The Bad Mother in All-Female Groups, White. The Icon of the Strong Black Woman: The Paradox of Strength, Romero. African American Women and Moral Masochism: When There Is Too Much of a Good Thing, Thompson. Feminist and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with African American Women: Some Differences, Trotman. African American and American Jew: A Tale of Two Women Searching for Home, Thompson.
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