Feminist Psychotherapies: Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Cynthia M. Bruns
  • Ellyn Kaschak


The introduction and development of feminist psychotherapy was one of the many accomplishments of second wave feminism in the West and very much a product of the social and cultural context of the late 1960s and early 1970s, during which time feminism enjoyed an unparalleled resurgence in Western societies. Within a brief time, it also appeared in various cultural incarnations in many non-Western and developing countries as local and indigenous groups began to realize that women’s rights are human rights.


Personality Disorder Childhood Sexual Abuse Traditional Therapist Therapeutic Relationship Antisocial Personality Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia M. Bruns
    • 1
  • Ellyn Kaschak
    • 2
  1. 1.Central Washington UniversityEllensburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologySan Jose State UniversitySan JoséUSA

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