Women Theorists of Psychotherapy and Counseling expands upon the traditional theories to which most students are exposed. The authors highlight the remarkable women who have pioneered theories and impacted the fields of psychotherapy and counseling.
Lynn Bohecker is associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University.
Kirsten LaMantia is associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University.
Holly Wagner is associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University.
Introduction: The Necessity and Subsequent Invisibility of Women Theorists
Chapter One: Developmental Theorists
Chapter Two: Psychoanalytic Theorists
Chapter Three: Humanistic Theorists
Chapter Four: Cognitive and Behavioral Theorists
Chapter Five: Postmodern Theorists
Chapter Six: Feminist and Multicultural Theorists
Chapter Seven: Children and Family Theorists
Conclusion: Other Women Theorists and Themes
This necessary and long-overdue text details the contributions of women scholars whose collective voice is often absent from discussions of clinical theories. Bohecker, LaMantia, and Wagner have contributed a unique framing of theories developed by women, providing the reader a window into whom the theorist was and the context in which the theory was developed and has been received. With clinicians working with diverse clients of multiple and intersecting experiences, this text is a must-read for expanding their clinical approaches.