Women with disabilities and feminist therapy

Ora Prilleltensky

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Abstract

Feminist therapy has been criticized in the past for its exclusive focus an the lives of white, middle class, heterosexual women. Recent attempts to correct this wrong include increased attention to therapeutic work with diverse groups of women. The objective of this paper is to contribute to this positive trend by exploring a feminist therapy approach to working with women who have physical disabilities. Being female and disabled, women with disabilities are at risk for suffering oppression due to the interactive effects of sexism and ableism. This paper explores the feminist therapy principles "the personal is political," "egalitarian relationships," and "valuing the female perspective," as they pertain to therapeutic work with women with disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-97
Number of pages11
JournalWomen and Therapy
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Psychology(all)

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