Chapter 12- Feminist Therapy

e. all of theseFrom the perspective of feminist therapy, the socialization of women inevitably affects their:
a. the same view of the sources of oppression of womenWhat do the four feminist philosophies (liberal, cultural, radical, and socialist feminism) have in common?
b. human development and interaction are similar across races, cultures, and nations.Feminist therapists, regardless of their philosophical orientation, believe all of the following except that:
b. Who benefits from using this label? How might this label contribute to disempowering the person to whom it is assigned?Stephanie, who believes strongly in feminist principles, is working in an agency that requires therapists to diagnose their clients using the DSM. Stephanie is likely to consider which of the following questions?
b. The counseling relationship is egalitarian.Which of the feminist principles views the therapist as simply another source of information, rather than as the expert in the therapy process?
e. All types of oppression are recognized.Which of the following feminist principles recognizes the importance of working against oppression and discrimination on the basis of race, class, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, and disability?
a. The person is political.Which of the following feminist principles implies that what has been typically viewed as individual clients’ personal problems are really socially and politically caused?
c. resolving intrapsychic conflicts from early childhood.All of the following are goals of feminist therapy except for:
a. the therapeutic relationship is, in and of itself, sufficient to produce change.Although feminist therapy shares many of the premises of person-centered therapy, feminist therapy does not agree with the notion that:
d. transference reactions toward their therapistWhich of the following themes would clients in feminist therapy be least likely to explore?
a. as a sign of distress rather than psychopathologyAfter having a bad therapeutic experience with a mental health professional who pathologized her anxiety over financial issues, Lillian decided to consult with a feminist therapist. How is her new therapist likely to view her anxiety symptoms?
d. social actionOf the following, which intervention would a feminist therapist probably consider most essential?
c. diagnostic labels focus on the social factors that cause dysfunctional behavior.All of the following are reasons many feminist therapists do not use diagnostic labels, or use them reluctantly, except that:
b. gender role analysis.The preferred alternative to traditional diagnosis and assessment of feminist therapists is:
b. reframingWhich of the following interventions involves a shift from “blaming the victim” to consideration of social factors in the environment that contribute to a client’s problem?
a. cognitive restructuring.All of the following strategies are unique to feminist therapy except for:
b. assuming that the therapeutic relationship alone is necessary and sufficient to bring about changeOf the following, which is not an assumption shared by the cognitive behavioral and feminist therapy approaches?
b. Laura BrownWho is most noted for her contributions to the development of feminist therapy?
e. all of theseA feminist therapist is likely to become an advocate for change in the social structure by arguing for:
c. paving the way for gender-sensitive practiceOf the following, which is one of the major contributions that feminists have made to the field of counseling?
d. Queer theory and lesbian theory are identical.Which of these statements is not true about lesbian feminism?
a. intrapsychic orientationThe constructs of feminist theory, in contrast to traditional theories, include all of the following except for which characteristic?
The feminist perspectives on the development of personality:The relational-cultural theory emphasizes the vital role:
e. all of theseThe feminist perspectives on the development of personality:
b. Commitment to social change.Which of the following principles of feminist psychology is most aimed at advancing a transformation in society?
e. an opportunity to experience and analyze multiple transferences.The feminist approach to group counseling involves all of the following except:
a. postmodern feministsDuring the past 20 years ____________ have found classic feminist theories wanting and have offered new theoretical perspectives focused on issues of diversity, the complexity of sexism, and the centrality of social context in understanding gender issues.
a. the tendency to impose upon a client personal values that may not be consistent with the client’s cultural framework.A limit of the feminist approach from a diversity perspective is:
a. an intrapsychic orientationWhich of the following is not considered one of the six core principles of feminist therapy?
b. the androcentric view.Feminist therapists reject:
True1. Feminist therapy is not static, but is continually evolving.
False2. Feminist therapists do not tend to engage in self-disclosure because of their concern over unduly influencing the client.
True3. By considering contextual variables, symptoms are reframed as survival strategies.
True4. The female therapist may share some of her own struggles with sex role oppression with her client.
False5. Feminist therapists restrict their practices to women clients.
False6. Feminist therapists avoid sharing their values with clients in order to reduce the chance of value imposition
True7. Feminist therapists work to demystify the counseling relationship.
True8. Bibliotherapy is frequently used in feminist therapy.
True9. Feminist therapy incorporates techniques from many of the various traditional approaches.
False10. Traditional theories of counseling consider external circumstances and environmental factors at the root of psychological problems.
True11. It is possible to incorporate the principle of feminist therapy with a multicultural perspective.
False12. A feminist therapist generally does not expect the client to assume responsibility for making internal
True13. According to feminist therapists, an intrapsychic orientation tends to result in blaming the victim.
False14. Gender-free theories explain differences in the behavior of women and men on the basis of true natures, rather than on learning.
False15. An andocentric theory uses female-oriented constructs to draw conclusions about human nature.
True16. Heterosexism views a heterosexual orientation as normative and desirable, and devalues same-sex life styles.
True17. Gendercentric theories propose two separate paths of development for women and men
True18. Feminist therapists emphasize that societal gender role expectations profoundly influence a person’s identity from birth and become deeply engrained in adult personality.
True19. According to the relational-cultural model, a woman’s sense of self depends largely on how she connects with others.
False20. In feminist therapy, adjustment rather than transcendence is a primary goal of therapy.
False21. Today’s feminists believe that gender can be considered separately from other identity areas such as
True22. The contemporary version of feminist therapy and the multicultural and social justice approaches to counseling practice have a great deal in common.
False23. At the present time there is a unified feminist theory.
True24. The beginnings of feminism can be traced to the late 1800s, but it is the women’s movement of the 1960s that laid the foundation for the development of feminist therapy
True25. While most feminist therapists believe that gender is always an important factor, they realize that ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class may be more important factors in certain situations for many women.
True26. Empowerment is a central tenet of feminist psychotherapy.
False27. Feminist therapy is a technically integrative approach that stresses tailoring interventions to meet clients with their strengths.
True28. Historically, feminist psychotherapy groups were a vehicle for consciousness-raising
False29. Feminist group work uses a structured approach and focuses on the use of techniques.
True30. Feminist theorists consider depression a somewhat normative experience for women due to socio-political factors.