Empowerment as an ingredient of effective psychotherapy (August 7, Washington DC)

This presentation, part of a symposium titled How Does Psychotherapy Work? Looking to Theory and Evidence to Identify Change Mechanisms, explores the “secret sauce” of Feminist Therapy, empowerment, Feminist therapy theory has consistently focused on the construct of empowerment of clients as a central ingredient in the effectiveness of psychotherapy. In this presentation I will describe, using case examples, what empowerment looks like, and how it fits within the constructs of the evidence base for psychotherapy relationships. Issues of gender, cultural, and other social locations and identities as information about disempowerment and empowerment will be a focus of this discussion.

Where to attend

  • Event: 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association
  • Sponsoring organization: Division of Psychotherapy
  • Convention page for this workshop
  • Date: Thursday August 7, 2014
  • Time: 1:00 – 2:50 pm
  • Room: Room 151A
  • Venue: Washington Convention Center
  • City: Washington, DC