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Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy

Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy
Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy
Reinforce the relationship between healthy bodies and healthy relationships in families! Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy explores the groundbreaking collaboration of therapy and medicine to form a biopsychosocial approach to health care. In this book, feminists from several fields of study offer their ideas, research, and personal experiences to show how gender, culture, and other diversity issues affect medical treatment. This invaluable tool provides tips and suggestions for interdisciplinary medical teams working with patients' bodies, minds, spirits, and relationships simultaneously. Medical family therapy is a relatively new specialty, and this book demonstrates its advantages and opportunities with an easy-to-understand, applicable approach. Clinicians, researchers, trainers, and students in medicine, social work, family therapy, psychology, and others can use Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy to examine more closely the medical issues that are most relevant to women and families. In this unique resource, you'll learn about: how both biological factors and environment create gender differences{u0097}and how they apply to women with depression how the issues of power and gender influence the experiences of male and female medical family therapists incorporating feminist principles in family medicine education the benefits of collaborative care to both physicians and patients in a family medicine setting using couples therapy in cases of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome how a woman's diagnosis of cancer affects the family system Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy offers a variety of viewpoints from patients and providers, using hard data, interviews, practicum models, case examples, and reflections on personal experiences
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  • Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface: Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy -- Gender and Biology: A Recursive Framework for Clinical Practice -- Emerging Themes in Biological Research -- The Importance of Emotion -- The Importance of Nurturing Relationships to Health -- Plasticity of the Brain -- Genetic Indeterminism -- A Multilevel Feedback Framework -- Women'S Depression: An Example of the Multilevel Feedback Framework -- Biological Influences -- Sociopolitical Factors -- Interpersonal Factors -- Recursive Processes -- Clinical Implications -- Conclusion -- References -- Power and Gender Issues from the Voices of Medical Family Therapists -- Method -- Research Design -- Participants -- Procedures -- In-Depth Interviews -- Data Analysis -- Case Summaries -- Findings -- Power Issues -- Establishment of the Collaborative Relationship -- Accommodation Issues -- Maintenance of the Collaborative Relationship -- Professional and Practical Considerations -- Medical Family Therapist in One-Up Position -- Gender Issues -- Culture of Medicine- "Male" -- Culture of Family Therapy-"Female" -- Unique Role of Female Sex Therapists -- Gender Influences on Career -- Female-Educator Role -- Male-Director Role -- Discussion and Recommendations -- References -- Popcorn Moments: Feminist Principles in Family Medicine Education -- Introduction -- Feminism and Marriage and Family Therapy -- Live Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy Training -- Feminism and Medicine -- Live Supervision in Family Medicine Behavioral Science Training -- Teaching Therapy Skills Through a Live Supervision Practicum -- Specific Feminist Processes Used in Practicum -- Initial Challenges Introducing Practicum into the Curriculum -- Case Example -- Conclusion -- References
  • A "Golden Girl" Tarnished: Amplifying One Patient's (and Family's) Voice Through Collaborative Care in a Family Medicine Setting -- The Culture of Family Medicine -- Family Medicine-Family Therapy Collaboration -- Joint Training -- The Behavioral Health Clinic In Action -- "The Golden Girl" and Her Father -- The Collaborative Care Team's Response -- The Family's Response -- The Preliminary Outcome -- Reflections -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome: Therapeutic Implications for Couples -- What Do We Know about Vulvar Vestibulitis? -- Treatment -- Psychosocial Research -- Psychological Factors -- Sexual Features -- Couple Relationship -- Implications for Therapy -- Conclusion -- References -- Gender Roles and the Family Life Cycle: The Case of Women with Cancer -- Case Study -- Gender Role Socialization and Cancer -- Family Systems and the Family Life Cycle -- Family Systems and Cancer -- Family Life Cycle and Cancer -- Conclusion -- References -- Reflections -- Isolation, Depersonalization and Repeat Trauma: Reflections on Surgery During a Hospital Quarantine -- Reflecting on Feminist Suggestions and the Practice of Medical Family Therapy: One Therapist's Personal Framework -- Infusing Medical Family Therapy Practice with Feminist Ideas -- Looking at Agency and Communion Through a Feminist Lens -- Be Aware of Societal Gender Messages and Gender Roles in Health Care -- Acknowledgement of Fewer Resources for Women in Health Care -- Address Unequal Power Distributions -- Establish a Relationship for Maintaining a Relationship with a Collaborative Health Care Team -- Understanding the Medical Family Therapist's Role as a Social Agent -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
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