Laura S. Brown

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In this article, I discuss the points of convergence and divergence between Carl Rogers' core constructs for therapy (Rogers, 1957; see record 2007-14639-002) and the theories and practices of feminist therapy (Brown, 1994, 2007). The value of Rogers' insights about the importance of the relationship in therapy is reviewed, and the lacunae in his model(More)
BACKGROUND Communication between physicians and patients is an important component of medical encounters and has been identified by the Institute of Medicine as a point of intervention to increase quality of care. In pediatric health maintenance visits, substantial recommended communication, in the form of anticipatory guidance, is not provided. OBJECTIVE(More)
In this volume, editors Mary Ballou and Laura S. Brown provide a comprehensive update to their 1992 book, Personality and Psychopathology: Feminist Reappraisals. Ballou and Brown have made important contributions to both the theory and practice of feminist psychology, and so the topics discussed in this book are relevant not only to psychological theory,(More)
This article explores the risks to authors and their clients of creating psychological literature based on case studies. The author considers how the events that occurred in Nicole Taus's case might have affected those clients with whom she wrote case studies. Finally, the author analyzes the potential losses to the field should other participants in case(More)
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The current review represents the views of two reviewers who approach the book from very different perspectives. While Mary Ballou is a colleague of the book author, has participated in the development of feminist theory over the past few decades, and has written collaboratively with Brown, Elizabeth Markle is relatively new to the literature on feminist(More)
In this article, the authors describe how a feminist therapist approaches work with clients who practice self-inflicted violence (SIV). They begin by discussing feminist therapy, with its focus on empowerment of clients and the use of noncoercive strategies. The feminist perspective on understanding SIV behaviors is described, with SIV being defined as a(More)
A thorough search of the literature has revealed little empirical research on the effects of trauma therapy with incarcerated women with histories of CSA. Psychotherapy, when available in a correctional setting, seems more related to resolving immediate crises that interfere with smooth management of the corrections environment rather than dealing with(More)
The concept of countertransference has been seen as problematic by feminist therapists. However, feminist therapy theory is intensely interested in the symbolic levels of the relationships between therapists and clients, with an emphasis on how the here and now social context informs and transforms those symbols. This article describes a feminist(More)