Feminist therapy, First edition

Feminist therapyIt was quite exciting to have APA decide to include Feminist Therapy in their Theories of Psychotherapy monograph series, simply because that inclusion was a statement about how far the field has come in four decades. In writing this book, which is intentionally shorter than Subversive Dialogues, I tried to distill the very best and most essential information about Feminist Therapy practice in the 21st Century. I’ve written this so that it can easily be used in a grad course, or as a good refresher for therapists who want to update their knowledge about Feminist Therapy. The video Feminist Therapy over time was created as a companion to this book.

Please note that a second edition was published in 2018, which replaces this book.

Where to find


  • Feminist Therapy: A Review From Two Perspectives (pdf) – published in PsycCRITIQUES
  • With her extensive background and expertise in clinical psychology, Brown provides an exemplary presentation of feminist therapy. This book is well written and will become the standard by which other works in this area are evaluated. Male and female feminist therapists, instructors of psychology, and students will all benefit from reading this impressive book.
    Florence L. Denmark, PhD
    Robert S. Pace Distinguished Research Professor
    Pace University, New York, NY


Brown, L.S. (2009). Feminist therapy. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

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