Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Hare-Mustin, Rachel

  • Victoria DickersonEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1045


Hare-Mustin, Rachel


“Ethical consideration in the use of sexual contact in therapy,” “A feminist approach to family therapy,” “The problem of gender in family therapy theory,” “Discourses in the mirrored room,” “The meaning of difference: Gender theory, postmodernism, and psychology.”

These titles tell the tale of a lifetime, the life and times of Rachel Hare-Mustin, a feminist, scholar, author, and activist – from her earlier days traveling and teaching with four children and her husband in the Philippines and Africa to her academic career beginning when she received her PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University in 1969. Her first position was at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania from 1969–1973, where she left to become the Director of Graduate Training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Delaware. She subsequently was on the faculty at Villanova (1976–1979, 1986–1992) and at Harvard (1980–1985).



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Family Therapy AcademyAptosUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam R. Fisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA