This collection of readings is designed to clarify the relationship between social structures and psychological processes. Our awareness of the need for such a book derives from our extensive experiences in teaching a for mal course for mental health professionals on gender and psychother apy. The material in this anthology emphasizes the clinical implications of the new research and knowledge that has changed our understanding of the psychological development of women and men. Throughout the book, we present ideas that challenge conventional explanations of psy chological distress in women and men and suggest alternative concep tualizations of these processes. As will be evident, our work is informed by and contributes to the growing field of knowledge produced by feminist scholars over the last decade. That this book on gender has more to say about women reflects the existence of a substantial body of research that reconceptualizes women's psychology. The corresponding research on men is still in its formative stages, due in part to the later development of a men's move ment. Although many of the chapters focus on women, we have attempted in our discussion to consider the implications for men. We believe that the fundamental processes explored in this book are relevant to the understanding of both women and men.
I. Values, Inequality, and Mental Health.- 1. Presidential Address: Conceptual Ambiguity and Morality in Modern Psychiatry.- 2. Editorial: Morality in Medicine.- 3. Inequality and Women's Mental Health: An Overview.- II. Social Structures and Psychological Processes.- 4. The Effects of Inequality on Psychology.- 5. Some Effects of Proportions on Group Life: Skewed Sex Ratios and Responses to Token Women.- 6. Men's Power with Women, Other Men, and Society: A Men's Movement Analysis.- 7. Women in Positions of Authority: A Case Study of Changing Sex Roles.- III. Some Clinical Consequences of Inequality.- A. Suppression of Autonomy and Denial of Dependency.- 8. Early Origins of Envy and Devaluation of Women: Implications for Sex-Role Stereotypes.- 9. Female Dependency in Context: Some Theoretical and Technical Considerations.- B. Restricted Sex Roles and Covert Conflicts.- 10. Female Masochism and the Enforced Restriction of Choice.- 11. Roles and Role Conflict of Women in Infertile Couples.- 12. Cinderella's Stepsisters: A Feminist Perspective on Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia.- 13. Emotional Intimacy among Men.- C. Violence and Psychiatric Disorders.- 14. Victims of Violence and Psychiatric Illness.- 15. Overview: The "Wife-Beater's Wife" Reconsidered.- 16. Father-Daughter Incest.- 17. Families at Risk for Father-Daughter Incest.- IV. Implications for Treatment and Training.- A. Doing Psychotherapy.- 18. Special Issues for Women in Psychotherapy.- 19. Issues in the Psychotherapy of Lesbians.- 20. A Feminist Approach to Family Therapy.- 21. Men's New Family Roles: Some Implications for Therapists.- B. Gender and Psychiatric Education.- 22. Teaching Value Clarification: The Example of Gender and Psychotherapy.- 23. Toward an Analysis of Sex-Role-Related Issues in the Therapeutic Relationship.- 24. Psychiatry's Problem with No Name: Therapist-Patient Sex.- 25. Sexual Misconduct by Psychiatrists: The Ethical and Clinical Dilemma of Confidentiality.
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