Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1994

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Linda Enders

Second Advisor

Mary Winter

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9814

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Ane Kvale Fitzgerald

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9424216

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

128 pages

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