Although the feminist critique of marriage and family therapy has been a significant part of the literature for many years, its impact has been blunted by two criticisms. The first suggests that the feminist critique lacks empirical support. The second suggests that the feminist critique promotes an alliance with women clients at the expense of men. The first criticism has been addressed in recent years. The present study examined the relationship between feminist principles and therapeutic alliance. Results suggest that feminist principles actually enhance therapeutic relationship for men clients but has no effect on therapeutic relationship for women clients.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Contemporary Family Therapy|
|State||Published - Dec 1999|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Toni Schindler Zimmerman, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Kathrine Daniels, and Stephanie M. Bowling are master's students, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Reprint requests should be sent to Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson, PhD, HDFS Family Clinics, 1322 Elm Hall, Suite 1101, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1120; e-mail: rwwilson(a iastate.edu. *This research was supported in part by a grant from the College of Applied Human Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Process research
- Therapy alliance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Cultural Studies
- Clinical Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)