Ryden, J. and Loewenthal, D., 2001. Psychotherapy for lesbians: the influence of therapist sexuality. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 1 (1), pp. 42-52.
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This study explored the influence of therapist sexuality upon lesbian experiences of therapy, and particularly the influence of marginal and dominant discourses within the process. It is argued that explorations of discourses of sexuality should be a necessary feature of a psychotherapist's training. A postmodern feminist methodology - Bungay and Keddy's adaptation of Reinharz's experiential analysis - was used in the study. This method involved triangulation of interview, literature analysis and reflective diary methods, with analysis drawing upon a discourse analytic perspective. Two sites of contradiction were explored, indicating the possible emergence of resistant lesbian discourses against the dominant patriarchal, heterosexist and homophobic discourses. The study illustrates the discursive and contextual nature of psychotherapy with lesbians.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||client experience; discourse analysis; sexuality; feminism; qualitative research; transference; process research|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care|
|Deposited By:||Mr Adam Field|
|Deposited On:||15 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:44|
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