Feminist Therapy

Feminist therapy is a general approach to therapy in which the therapist focuses on:

– increasing awareness on issues such as sexism, racism, heterosexism, and ageism;
– examining how inequality, injustice, and power imbalances may limit an individual’s potential;
– promoting a commitment to equality and social justice;
– assuming that both personal and social change are necessary for reaching the goals of feminist therapy.

Feminist therapy incorporates techniques from a variety of different types of psychotherapy, and is an approach often preferred by clients who have experienced situations of unequal power, victimization, or abuse.

Source:

Hersen, M., Sledge, W. H. (Eds.) (2002) Enns, C. Z. Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy, Vol. 1 (pp. 801-808). New York: Academic Press