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Feminist Theory and the Therapeutic Process

-How does the feminist theory view the therapeutic process?
-Describe how you would incorporate some of the key concepts, goals, and interventions of feminist theory into the psychotherapy process to address the issues of clients (both men and women) from diverse social and cultural
backgrounds.
-How will you include wellness, strengths, and positive qualities as counseling goals? Use specific examples to illustrate your points.

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(1) How does the feminist theory view the therapeutic process?

Feminists challenge assumptions of traditional psychotherapy on the basis that the approaches to individual and family therapy are conducted apart from political and social contexts. For instance, they argue that traditional approaches primarily utilize andocentric models that are biased toward women. On these premises, Feminists challenge traditional models of psychotherapy, and draw on several approaches focused on an egalitarian form of treatment. As an example, one of the major contributions that Feminists have made to psychotherapists is to incorporate sensitivity into intervention therapies.

(2) Describe how you would incorporate some of the key concepts, goals, and interventions of feminist theory into the psychotherapy process to address the issues of clients (both men and women) from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

Among key concepts of Feminist therapy is ...

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This solution views the therapeutic process based on Feminist theory including providing a description of key concepts and goals of Feminist therapy.

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