Book Review: Psychotherapy with African American Women: Innovations in Psychodynamic Perspectives and Practice. Edited by Leslie C. Jackson and Beverly Greene. New York, Guilford Press, 2000, 298 pp., $35 (hardcover)

Book Review: Psychotherapy with African American Women: Innovations in Psychodynamic Perspectives... P1: LMF Sex Roles [sers] PP059-294989 February 14, 2001 17:17 Style file version Nov. 19th, 1999 Sex Roles, Vol. 43, Nos. 9/10, 2000 Book Review Psychotherapy with African American Women: Innovations in Psychody- namic Perspectives and Practice. Edited by Leslie C. Jackson and Beverly Greene. New York, Guilford Press, 2000, 298 pp., $35 (hardcover). Anyone who has pursued clinical training has encountered people who hold fast to two axiomatic convictions: First, African American clients are neither interested in, nor appropriate for, psychodynamic therapies. Sec- ond, African American doctoral trainees do not, in general, have the in- tellectual acuity needed to fully master the principles of psychodynamic training. Many individuals who have pursued dynamic training are famil- iar with the countercharge that psychodynamic theories while useful, fail to adequately account for the social, political, and cultural conditions and contexts out of which people emerge. Critics of these theories assert that intrapsychic dynamics are not produced in a vacuum; instead they are pro- duced and sustained within particular micro-, meso-, and macro-level sys- tems of meaning and practices of power. The challenge facing theorists and practitioners, then, is to transform psychodynamic theorizing into a sociological, historical, and ethnographic event. From the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Psychotherapy with African American Women: Innovations in Psychodynamic Perspectives and Practice. Edited by Leslie C. Jackson and Beverly Greene. New York, Guilford Press, 2000, 298 pp., $35 (hardcover)

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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Copyright © 2000 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1023/A:1007164810640
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