Title

The Use of Metaphor to Address Gender and Sexual Orientation Stereotypes in Counseling: A Feminist Perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The role of metaphor in psychology is reviewed, focused on gender and sexual orientation stereotypes. Feminist therapy principles are explored in relation to addressing the presence of stereotypes within a therapeutic context. Implications for working with clients presenting with disordered eating, agoraphobia, sexual violence, and sexual identity concerns are discussed.

Publication Title

Women & Therapy

Volume

32

Issue

4

First Page

393

Last Page

405

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