Feminist Therapy
by Lenore Walker
Watch Lenore Walker expertly demonstrate her feminist therapy approach in an actual therapy session in this 3-part video.

Part of the 15-video series: Psychotherapy with the Experts
Lenore Walker believes that it is important to empathize not only with clients’ problems, but also with their strengths, and that many female clients have never had their strengths valued. Walker’s feminist approach incorporates a focus on how a client’s social context contributes to her problem and puts importance on maintaining an even power balance between the therapist and the client.

In this video, Walker works with a woman who is in the final stages of divorce from a man that abused her. Walker demonstrates how to ask direct questions about the abuse without overwhelming her client. In addition, Walker focuses on her client's accomplishments and the importance of keeping safe even though her ex-husband is now out of the house. Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Walker and facilitate a discussion on the approach.

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By watching this counseling video, you'll be able to:

• Discuss the essential elements of a feminist therapy approach including focusing on the power balance between therapist and client, the race, gender and class context of the client, and the client’s strengths.
• Describe Walker’s therapy style and how she gives her clients permission to talk about difficult subjects by asking them direct questions.
• Integrate a feminist approach into your own therapeutic work with clients.

Length of video: 2:00:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-137-2

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-137-5

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-147-X

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-147-4

Lenore Walker, EdD is an internationally renowned expert in domestic violence. Author of 12 books (including the now classic The Battered Woman) and scores of articles, she is currently professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and served as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson trial.

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CE credits: 2

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the essential elements of a feminist therapy approach including focusing on the power balance between therapist and client; the race, gender and class context of the client; and the client’s strengths.• Describe Walker’s therapy style and how she gives her clients permission to talk about difficult subjects by asking them direct questions.
  • Integrate a feminist approach into your own therapeutic work with clients.
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