This course is about feminist theory and the development of a feminist model of counselling. It is also about development as a feminist and as a counsellor. Some people may be taking this course to broaden their counselling perspectives; others may be taking the course because they are feminists and want to apply feminist philosophy and theory to their work in the helping professions. This course will help you achieve many objectives, including identifying and describing different theories of feminism and their implications for counselling and recognizing that becoming a qualified feminist counsellor is a complex process that demands time, reflection, self-knowledge, and further study.
Sommers-Flanagan, J., Sommers-Flanagan, R., & Baldridge, M. (2010). Chapter 10: Feminist theory and therapy. In J. Sommers-Flanagan and R. Sommers-Flanagan (Eds.), Counseling and psychotherapy theories in context and practice: Skills, strategies, and techniques (3rd ed.) (pp. 333–367). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.