Handbook of Counseling Women

ISBN-10: 0761926402
ISBN-13: 9780761926405
Edition: 2003
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Description: "A real contribution to understanding the complex issues that women face today. I found the book fascinating." --Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami, and Former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services "Until recently,  More...

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List price: $185.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 664
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.212
Language: English

"A real contribution to understanding the complex issues that women face today. I found the book fascinating." --Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami, and Former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services "Until recently, women's specific issues were largely ignored. For too many years research, counseling interventions, and public policy have neglected women's voices and stories. With persistence and vigilance we now see major changes in research and practice that focus on women and their issues. Psychology played a major role in these advances and The Handbook of Counseling Women is part of the giant step forward that psychology is making in promoting counseling of women that encompasses an understanding of the gender, social/economic, and cultural impact of being a woman today." --Norine G. Johnson, President, American Psychological Association, 2001 The majority of clients who seek counseling are women. Yet few texts are solely devoted to helping counselors meet the unique needs of female clients. The Handbook of Counseling Women addresses current theories, research, and issues relevant to the mental and physical well-being of women. Edited by Mary Kopala and Merle A. Keitel, this comprehensive volume is divided into three parts. Part One focuses on theoretical, sociocultural, biological, and developmental considerations. Part Two is devoted to assessment, diagnosis, and intervention. Part Three covers supervision, research, and ethics. Most chapters include case studies, recommendations for further reading, and resources for clients. Emphasizing practical application, a diverse group of contributing scholars and practitioners examine Normative psychosocial issues such as career counseling and relationships Normative physical issues such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause Violence against women Counseling women with physical illnesses Treatment of DSM-IV Disorders The Handbook of Counseling Women explores feminist issues crucial to successful intervention. Focusing on marginalized groups of women including lesbians, women of color, and women with disabilities, this inclusive manual examines both traditional and progressive theories of counseling. Essential reading for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatric nurses, this handbook will also appeal to graduate and undergraduate students in counseling, clinical psychology, and clinical social work courses.

Mary Kopala (Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University) is an associate professor in Educational Foundations and Counseling, Division of Education, at Hunter College, CUNY. In addition to her book with Merle Keitel, Counseling Women with Breast Cancer: A Guide for Professionals (Sage, 7/00), she is editor of Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology (Sage, 1999) and numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice.

Merle Keitel (Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo) is a professor in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology Programs within the Division of Psychological and Educational Services at Fordham University. With Mary Kopala she is co-author of Counseling Women with Breast Cancer: A Guide for Professionals (Sage, 7/00) and author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Keitel maintains a private counseling practice.

Theoretical, Sociocultural, Biological, and Developmental Considerations in Counseling Women
Contemporary Adaptations of Traditional Approaches to the Counseling of Women
Relational-Cultural Therapy
Power and Women in the Counseling Relationship
Theoretical and Cultural Considerations in Counseling Women of Color
Counseling Issues for Lesbian and Bisexual Women
Counseling Women with Disabilities
Gender Differences in Neuropsychological Functioning
Development During Adulthood: "The Best Is Yet to Come"
Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Assessing and Counseling Women: Normative Psychosocial Issues
Gender Issues in Personality, Cognitive, and Vocational Assessment of Women
Effective Strategies for Career Counseling With Women
Hidden Biases in Counseling Women: Balancing Work and Family Concerns
The Ecology of Women's Career Barriers: Creating Social Justice Through Systemwide Intervention
Developing a Healthy Identity
Women in Intimate Relationships: Theory, Research, and Implications for Practice
Counseling Women for Grief and Loss: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations
Counseling Women: Normative Physical Issues
Through the Eyes of the Needle: The Emerging Adolescent
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum Outcomes: Selected Issues and Implications for Counseling Intervention
Menopause and the Lives of Midlife Women
Counseling Women: Social Injustice
Battered Women and Separation Abuse: A Treatment Approach Based on "Knowing"
Counseling Women: Physical Illness
Adjustment to Illness
Health Counseling: Assessment and Intervention
Health Promotion in Psychotherapy with Women
Helping Women Negotiate the Cancer Experience
Women and Heart Disease: Information for Counselors
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lupus: Meeting the Challenges
Women and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Biopsychosocial Perspective
Counseling Women: DSM-IV Disorders
Women and Depressive Disorders
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Substance Abuse and Dependence Disorders in Women
Theory and Research on Eating Disorders and Disturbances in Women: Suggestions for Practice
Professional Issues in Counseling
Women in Counseling and Psychotherapy Supervision
Value Choices and Methodological Issues in Research With Women
Ethical Responsibilities in Therapy: A Feminist Perspective
Appendix
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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