View of Human Nature Essay

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View of Human Nature - This theory is different from most other therapies. Many of the other therapies came from historical periods where social arrangements were assumed to be rooted in a person’s biological base gender. Because men were considered to be the norm they were the only ones who were studied. The constructs of feminist therapy is fair, spans the entire life, is flexible, and multicultural. Feminist Perspective on Personality Development – When a person is born the gender role expectations influence the identity of that person from birth and become ingrained in the personality. Very young children develop gender schemas. These schemas are internalized and they continue in a sexist society.
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(Corey, 2009). Many postmodern approaches seem to build more satisfying lives in a short amount of time. They focus on brief methods, often if you’re just looking at the here and now you are not to focus or look into others issues you only really deal with surface issues, not the underlying issues that may have gotten you to the point you are at now. In both cases you are able to talk about attitude, feelings, and goals but with postmodern it’s done on a shorten scale. The outlook is for you not really from a social aspect.
Some of the therapeutic goals of feminist therapy are striving for change, empowerment, balance and social change. Mainly to show and help you understand you are able to do anything you really want to do regardless of your gender and the outlook that society has for you. You don’t have to fold or be unhappy or become one someone else because you are viewed that way from society. With Feminist therapy look for ways to work within the client culture, it’s very important to understand and respect the different cultures so as long as you are willing to learn the different cultures you can always help your client but changing things to better bit their cultural needs.

Work Cited:
Alcoff, Linda. 1995. “Mestizo Identity.”In American Mixed Race: The Culture of Microdiversity , ed., Naomi Zack, 257-278. Lanham, MD and London: Rowman and Littlefield,

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