Psychological Practice With Women: Guidelines, Diversity, Empowerment

Pages: 290
Item #: 4317353
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1812-7
List Price: $69.95
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Publication Date: September 2014
Format: Hardcover
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The ambitious goal of this book is to transform how mental health practitioners understand and treat diverse groups of women. Doing so involves thinking in more nuanced ways about women's multiple identities that are formed from the complex interplay of ethnic and racial background, social class, sexual orientation, ability/disability status, religion, age, and other factors.

The chapters, which are written by authors of diverse backgrounds, are chock full of helpful perspectives, techniques, and case studies. They reflect the experience of women who have lived and studied the research on the social identities they discuss and thus convey a depth of understanding of women's experiences as "outsiders-within."

While grounded in the APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Girls and Women, the volume also integrates other guidelines for affirmative practice with diverse groups (e.g., multicultural; disability; and lesbian, gay, and bisexual guidelines). It will enhance readers' practice with all women.

Table of Contents


Series Foreword


  1. Transforming Psychological Practice With Women: An Introduction
    Joy K. Rice, Carolyn Zerbe Enns, and Roberta L. Nutt
  2. Working With Diverse Women: Tools for Assessment and Conceptualization
    Carolyn Zerbe Enns, Joy K. Rice, and Roberta L. Nutt
  3. Women and Girls of Black/African Descent
    Wendi S. Williams
  4. The Mosaic of Latinas in the United States: Psychological Practice With Latina Women and Girls
    Dianna Marisol González, Carrie L. Castañeda-Sound, and Rachel L. Navarro
  5. Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Women
    Connie R. Matthews
  6. The Intersection of Gender and Ethnicity: Asian–Pacific Islander American Women
    Phi Loan Le and Khanh T. Dinh
  7. Women With Disabilities: Affirmative Practice and Assessment
    Martha E. Banks, Kathleen S. Brown, Linda R. Mona, and Rosalie J. Ackerman
  8. Psychological Practice With Native Women
    Wendy M. K. Peters, Kee J. E. Straits, and Pilar E. Gauthier
  9. Transnational Psychological Practice With Women: Perspectives From East Asia and Japan
    Sayaka Machizawa and Carolyn Zerbe Enns
  10. Inclusive and Affirmative Psychological Practice: Unifying Themes
    Joy K. Rice, Carolyn Zerbe Enns, and Roberta L. Nutt


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Carolyn Zerbe Enns, PhD, is a professor of psychology and a contributor to the ethnic studies and the gender, sexuality, and women's studies programs at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Her scholarly interests include multicultural, feminist, and transnational perspectives on psychotherapy and pedagogy. She has written approximately 60 articles and chapters that focus primarily on gender, pedagogy, and feminist theory and psychotherapy.

Dr. Enns is the author of Feminist Theories and Psychotherapies and coeditor of Teaching and Social Justice and the Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology. She has received the Heritage Award for contributions to feminist practice (APA Division 35 [Society for the Psychology of Women]), the Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology Award (APA Committee on Women), the Florence L. Denmark/Mary E. Reuder Award for contributions to the international psychology of women (APA Division 52 [International Psychology]), and the Woman of the Year Award and the Foremother Award (Section for the Advancement of Women, APA Division 17 [Society of Counseling Psychology]).

Joy K. Rice, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and emerita professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is a recipient of the Educational Press Association Distinguished Achievement Award and the Denmark/Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender.

Her 4-decade career has focused on women and their issues and concerns nationally and globally in the areas of marital and family studies and gender and cross-cultural issues in psychotherapy.

Dr. Rice is the coauthor of Women and Leadership: Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices and "International Perspectives on Women and Mental Health" in the 2010 Handbook of Feminism and Women's Rights Worldwide.

Roberta L. Nutt, PhD, ABPP, is training director of the counseling psychology doctoral program at the University of Houston, Texas. She formerly served as founder and training director of the counseling psychology doctoral program at Texas Woman's University and director of professional affairs of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).

She is past president of APA Divisions 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and 43 (Society for Family Psychology), is past chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, holds fellow status in APA and seven of its divisions and ASPPB, and is American Board of Professional Psychology certified in counseling psychology and family psychology.

She has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on women's and gender issues in psychology.

Drs. Nutt, Rice, and Enns coauthored the 2007 "APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Girls and Women" and were corecipients of the 2008 Woman of the Year Award from the APA Section for the Advancement of Women in Counseling Psychology for "significant contributions and promotion of the status of women in psychology, leadership and activism on behalf of women, and research that has significantly advanced knowledge of women's concerns in counseling psychology."

Reviews & Awards

This excellent book explains clinical work with diverse groups of women. It provides practical guidelines and case studies, which are great learning tools. Graduate students and clinicians alike will benefit from this book.
Doody's Review Service

Ample case studies apply the guidelines, emphasizing how practitioners can use clients strengths and resilience to promote empowerment. Enhanced with a comprehensive index, Psychological Practice With Women is important and highly recommended.
Midwest Book Review