Shape a better future with the insights of the third wave!
Is feminism still necessary? How can older feminists and younger ones find a common ground to discuss issues that affect them both? What does it mean to be a third-wave feminist? The Next Generation explores these and other issues that deeply concern feminist therapists of all ages.
This powerful book examines the psychological and cultural context of the third wave of feminism. The young feminists whose voices are heard in The Next Generation grew up in a very different world than the feminists who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s. Dialogues between older and younger feminists explore conflicting cultural images of the feminist establishment as successful freedom fighters or angry, anti-sex activists.
The Next Generation discusses the issues young feminists face, including:
the false sense that feminism is no longer necessary
the social and historic context of young women's lives
finding and sharing power in the therapeutic relationship
building healthy mentoring relationships
creating psychotherapy partnerships with adolescent girls
The Next Generation offers a fruitful dialogue between older women who remember the bitter battles for the ERA and younger feminists who take for granted women's presence on the Supreme Court. Each generation builds on the foundations of the past, and the feminist psychotherapists represented in this volume offer fresh insights and techniques appropriate for the way we live now. The Next Generation is an essential resource for therapists and feminists of any age.
Reviews: “PROVOCATIVE . . . . Many of the ideas provoke a desire in the reader to jump into the discussion to challenge, agree, add information, share experiences, point out similarities, suggest new ideas. . . . A book that inspires this urge for interaction with the writers and ideas is both satisfying and exciting and is bound to be a success! THOUGHT-PROVOKING READING for both experienced and emerging feminists. Valuable for undergraduates, but particularly for graduate courses in women's studies, individual, group and family psychotherapy and of course feminist therapy.”
Carolyn C. Larsen, PhD, Senior Counselor Emeritus, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Co-Editor, Ethical Decision Making in Therapy: Feminist Perspectives
“A GENTLE AND POWERFUL TEACHING TOOL. Particularly valuable are the chapters that relate discussions between the so-called second and third wave feminists. Most poignant is the awareness of the ways in which each generation is the support and hope of the other. AN EXCELLENT TEXT.”
Kayla M. Weiner, PhD, Psychotherapist, Consultant, Educator, Independent Practice, Seattle, Washington
The Next Generation: Third Wave Psychotherapy
Look It Up Under “F”: Dialogues of Emerging and Experienced Feminists
Rising Tide: Taking Our Place as Young Feminist Psychologists
The Trouble with Power
Exploring the Rift: An Intergenerational Dialogue About Feminism
The Mentoring Process for Feminist Therapists: One Trainee's Perspective
Feminism's Third Wave: Surfing to Oblivion?
Psychotherapy Partnership Approach with Adolescent Girls
Reference Notes Included
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