Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Human Development and Family Studies
The purpose of this study is to discover how family therapy is experienced by clients of feminist therapists. A client-based description generates data from clients' stories, narratives and responses;A qualitative method is used in the study. The format is a long interview, based on McCracken (1988). This method of interviewing is semi-structured and has open ended questions;The findings show that there is a great deal of congruence between the literature pertaining to feminist family therapy and the experience of therapy as described by the client. Three major themes emerge. They are respect for the client, integrated feminism and mechanics of therapy. The themes describe both content and process issues.
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Ane Kvale Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, Ane Kvale, "Feminist family therapy: a client based description " (1994). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 10602.