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
Women Theorists of Psychotherapy and Counseling is a much-needed unique voice to be added to counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health field during this enlightened age. Lynn Bohecker, Kirsten LaMantia, and Holly H. Wagner are quite in touch with the reality of our evolving field at this time, when the attention turns predominantly to recognizing a client’s culture, and to paying closer attention to our client’s worldview. This book will therefore broaden a helping professional’s stance on the often-forgotten contributions of women theorists. The book will, at the same time, enlighten the development and understanding of women’s contributions to our field. This book is a must-read for men and women in the helping profession field. We all need to hear the history of women’s impact in psychotherapy to understand that women and not only men contributed to the enhancement of our laudable field.
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.