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Feminist Theory

1. Should Feminist Theory be applied to Stan? Explain where you are coming from with your answer.
2. What was one of the techniques, in the Solution Focused video, that Dr. Corey used with Stan? How successful do you think this technique might be with a real client?
3. A Narrative therapist might help the client to use â??Externalizationâ? where they would assist the client in viewing the problem as something separate from them as opposed to labeling them as the problem. For example, a narrative therapist might assist the client in looking at alcoholism as something separate from them as opposed to labeling them as an alcoholic. With Stan, how might a therapist use externalization?

Presentation: Feminist Theory
http://www.cengage.com/custom/static_content/OLC/1111468842/1111468842_THE_CASE_OF_STAN_32.html

Presentation: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
http://www.cengage.com/custom/static_content/OLC/1111468842/1111468842_THE_CASE_OF_STAN_35.html

Presentation: Narrative Therapy
http://www.cengage.com/custom/static_content/OLC/1111468842/1111468842_THE_CASE_OF_STAN_38.html

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*The case of Stan

Stan presents in counseling with a drinking problems. He considers himself a loner. He has had a rough time getting along with people. According to Stan, when he is drinking, things don't appear to be so overwhelming, He is also afraid that people will be bored with him. He has very few friends, and admits that people frighten him. He also feels overwhelmed when around strong, attractive women He harbors feelings that they won't think much of him as a man. He is experience anxiety and feels as a failure. He notes that his mother was strong and dominant woman who was always telling him that he was worthless. Her mother was also a dominant figure with her father. In addition, Stan expresses suicidal ideation. He wants to turn his life around but is unsure of how to do it.

(1) Should Feminist Theory be applied to Stan? Explain where you are coming from with your answer.

Feminist therapy posits that a gender inequity exists that is a source of oppression to both individuals and society. The Feminist model is based on political and social change rather than individual change. Corey (2005) asserts that Feminist Therapy incorporates several theoretical perspectives. The following basic tenets are stressed in Feminist Therapy: (a) ...

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This solution discusses Feminist Theory applied to a specific case study.

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