Psychotherapy with African American Women: Innovations in Psychodynamic Perspectives and Practice


Focusing on the breadth of issues that affect Psychotherapy with African American women, this unique volume is designed to help clinicians develop a broader understanding of what is useful and what is problematic when applying psychodynamic concepts to their clients. From an array of seasoned clinicians, chapters present innovative and creative reformulations of theory and technique that build upon and challenge existing models. The volume is replete with illustrative clinical material and pointers for practice. Issues addressed include the psychological m dilemmas confronting diverse African American women as they negotiate a society that is hostile to them on multiple levels; how ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and other differences come into play within the therapeutic dyad; and approaches to unraveling the complex interplay of sociopolitical, intrapsychic, and interpersonal concerns in in treatment.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Leslie C. Jackson
  • Kumea Shorter-Gooden
  • Joan M. Adams
  • Yvonne M. Jenkins
  • Beverly Greene
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2000


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