Hidden treasures from Israeli women's writing groups: Exploring an integrative, feminist therapy

Ephrat Huss, Shir Daphna Tekoa, Julie G. Cwikel

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Abstract

This article presents the work of mental health practitioners and laywomen who have developed and applied a new model of working with women in groups, a model founded on feminist principles that uses women's writing as the vehicle for group work. The model maintains a delicate balance between the needs of the group, the needs of the women in their social environment, and the women's ability to be the broker of their time, place, and mode of expression. This article presents the theoretical roots of the model and the qualitative evaluation of the writing groups that have been held over seven years, and it discusses how and why this model works for women of all ages and from all walks of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-39
Number of pages18
JournalWomen and Therapy
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Coping through self-expression
  • Feminist therapy
  • Women's groups
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Psychology (all)

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