Special Issues for Women in Psychotherapy

  • Harriet E. Lerner
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)


In recent years the practice of psychotherapy came under heavy fire from feminist critics, who turned in large numbers to women’s rap groups or feminist therapy as alternatives to more established modes of treatment.1 Concern about widespread sexist practices in the treatment of women was also voiced by mental health professionals from traditional training programs and work settings as well.2,3,4 This chapter explores the nature and legitimacy of such complaints and identifies special issues of relevance to all women seeking psychotherapy.


Traditional Therapist Feminist Critic Female Therapist Woman Therapist Male Therapist 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harriet E. Lerner
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  1. 1.The Menninger FoundationTopekaUSA

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