9780060972288

Women in Therapy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060972288

  • ISBN10:

    0060972289

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-21
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

In this bold look at women and the psychotherapists who work with them, Harriet G. Lerner, Ph.D., a nationally acclaimed expert and bestselling author, analyzes more recent feminist interpretations, critiques and challenges traditional notions of female psychology, and illustrates how current theory can be transformed into effective therapy.

Author Biography

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is a renowned expert on the psychology of women and a psychotherapist on the staff of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Author's Foreword xvii
Part I Early Years and Their Interpretation
Origins of Envy and Devaluation of Women
3(20)
Parental Mislabeling of Female Genitals
23(16)
Penis Envy
39(12)
Internal Prohibitions against Female Anger
51(20)
Part II Female Psychology and Psychotherapy
Adaptive and Pathogenic Aspects of Sex-Role Stereotypes
71(12)
Girls, ladies or Women? The Unconscious Dynamics of Language Choice
83(8)
The Hysterical Personality
91(14)
Special Issues for Women in Psychotherapy
105(22)
The ``Giving'' Therapist and the Female Patient
127(12)
Effects of the Nursing Mother-Infant Dyad on the Family
139(18)
Female Dependency
157(14)
Work and Success Inhibitions
171(30)
Depression
201(28)
A Critique of the Feminist Psychoanalytic Contribution
229(30)
Index 259

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