This volume offers case-based discussions that address race, gender and class as they effect the personal problems of individual families. While keeping an explicit focus on clinical work, the book highlights power differentials in families and larger systems. Notable authors examine family issues such as couple intimacy, divorce, migration, lesbian mother families and parent-child conflict. The book should interest therapists who have been working with an individual focus to include feminist-family-therapy in their work.
A Feminist Family Therapist's Work is Never Done - Thelma Jean Goodrich; Classic Texts and Early Critiques - Louise B. Silverstein; Over the Rainbow: The Lesbian Family - Kris Halstead; ""I Can't Go Back."" Divorce as adaptive resistance - Joy K. Rice; Repairing the World: An Adolescent and her Parents - Kaethe Weingarten; Loyalty to Family of Origin - Roberta L. Nutt; Gender in Step Families - Anne C. Bernstein; Contemporary African American Families - Ruth Hall and Beverly Greene; Relationships Between Women in Families - Leslye King Mize; Confucian Past, Conflicted Present - L. Tien and Kari Olsen; The Black Madonna - Lillian Comas-Diaz; Helping Men Embrace Equality - Gary. R. Brooks; Treating Male Alexithymia - Ronald F. Levant; Women's Secrets in Therapy - Evan Imber-Black; Gendered Constraints to Intimacy in Heterosexual Couples - Cheryl Rampage; Gender, Marriage and Depression - Peggy Papp; Bringing Power From the Margins to the Center - Lynn Parker; Incarcerated African American Women - Janet Brice-Baker; A Venn Diagram: Feminism, Family Therapy, and Family Medicine - Lucy M. Candib; Gender, Couples and Illness - Susan H. McDaniel and Kathleen Cole-Kelly; The Women's Center. Feminism in the Treatment of AIDS - Anitra Pivnik; Creating Collectives of Liberation - Rhea V. Almeida; Biracial Lesbian-Led Adoptive Families - Natalie Eldridge and Susan Barrett; Assessment in Cases of Domestic Violence - Michele Harway; Class, Culture and Gender in Immigrant Families - Jaime Inclan; The Gender Metaframework - Betty Mac Kune-Karrer and Catherine Weigel Foy; Naming Injustice, Engendering Hope - Jean Turner and Judith Myers-Avis