Bepko, Claudia.

Feminism and Addiction. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014. - 1 online resource (235 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half Title; Copyright Page; Title Page; Table of Contents; The Training Project; Introduction; PART ONE: THEORY, RESEARCH AND SOCIAL ISSUES: EXPLORING ADDICTION IN CONTEXT; Chapter One: A Descriptive Outline of a Program for Cocaine-Using Mothers and Their Babies; The Origins of a Collaboration; The Program of Family Case Management; Conclusion; Chapter Two: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Gender Socialization and Women's Addiction - A Literature Review; Understanding Research on Women Alcoholics in the Context of the Feminist Critique of Science Alcoholism Patterns Among Women: An Overview of the LiteratureTreatment; Conclusion; Chapter Three: Codependency: The Social Reconstruction of Female Experience; The Problems of Definition; Families as the Source of Codependent Behavior; Images of Normal Families; Clinical Alternatives to the Language of Codependency; Rebalancing Power and Responsibility; Fostering Relational Responsibility; Expectations of Change; Conclusion; Chapter Four: Powerlessness - Liberating or Enslaving? Responding to the Feminist Critique of the Twelve Steps; Approaches to the Feminine and the Masculine The Shifting View of PowerThe Recovery from Addiction as the Recovery of Power; But How Valuable and Useful is this Journey for Women?; A New Version of the Twelve Steps; PART TWO: FEMINIST APPROACHES TO TRAINING AND TREATMENT OF THE ADDICTIONS; Chapter Five: Challenging General Patton: A Feminist Stance in Substance Abuse Treatment and Training; Therapist Stance in the Treatment of Addictions; Discovering Therapist Stance in Training; Maintaining Therapist Stance; Conclusion; Chapter Six: Are We Keeping Up with Oprah? A Treatment and Training Model for Addictions and Interpersonal Violence Current Contextual InfluencesTelling the Story; Working with Violence and Abuse in Therapy; A Three-Stage Treatment Model; Ending the Story; Chapter Seven: Treating Women Drug Abusers Who Were Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse; Why Do Incest Survivors Abuse Substances?; Treatment Considerations; Case Example; Conclusions; Chapter Eight: Who's On Top? Sexism, Alcoholism and Systemic Therapy with Couples; Description of the Couple; Clinical Decisions; The Course of Treatment; Conclusion; Epilogue Chapter Nine: Chemical Dependency Treatment for Lesbians and Their Families: The Feminist ChallengeAlcoholism and the Lesbian and Gay Community; Chemical Dependency Treatment; Family Involvement at Pride Institute; Cases; Commentary; Conclusions; PART THREE: SPECIAL ISSUES IN TREATMENT AND RECOVERY: REFLECTION AND INTERVENTION; Chapter Ten: Women and Shame: Kin and Culture; The Context of Shame; Kinship Shame; Sociocultural Shame; The Way Through - From Shame to Respect; Chapter Eleven: Codependent or Empathically Responsive? Two Views of Betty; Introduction; Case History; Codependency Theory Self In Relation Theory

Feminism is a beneficial force in addictions therapy as they have the same goals--mending imbalances of power. A variety of important topics related to addictions treatment are addressed in this timely volume, accompanied by concrete clinical solutions for therapists and counselors to use in their own practice. Feminism and Addiction demonstrates the positive impact feminism can have on addictions treatment. Addictions treatment methods that have been developed primarily based on research with men are examined and questioned to determine what changes need to be made to meet the needs of women. The applicability of twelve-step treatment programs, for example, is investigated as to whether its required adoption of belief in powerlessness is concurrent with feminism's battle with female subjugation. This thought-provoking volume contains the most current theoretical, social, and clinical issues enmeshed in the debates between men's experiences and women's experiences of addiction. Critical issues addressed include advice for how to deal with issues of codependency; how to treat clients faced with physical or sexual abuse in addition to addiction; how to integrate cultural differences into treatment; and how to face the particular difficulties of gay and lesbian clients in addictions treatment. This valuable book will help you apply constructivist approaches to build therapy methods which are collaborative, internal, and organic, thus more appropriate to treating women's experience with addiction. Feminism and Addiction helps family therapists who work with women and their families strike a unique balance between the principles of feminism and family therapy's goal of repairing and healing relationships between men and women.

9781317823070 195.00 (NL),162.50 (3U)

Family psychotherapy.
Feminist therapy.
Substance abuse -- Treatment.
Women -- Substance use.

Electronic books.

RC564.5.W65 B47 2014

616.86/0082 616.860082