Reflections of a Woman Pastoral Therapist in Private Practice

Fuller-Good, Yvonne Shirley (1999) Reflections of a Woman Pastoral Therapist in Private Practice. Masters thesis, University of South Africa.

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In this dissertation I have reflected on some of the realities that I faced as a woman pastoral therapist in private practice. Practical matters relating to referrals, medical schemes, and remuneration were attended to. The importance of structures for accreditation and accountability was also included. The niche I found for my work relates mainly to marginalised 'silent invisible' women and children whose stories are neither known nor understood. I show how patriarchy has shaped, ruled, dominated and impacted the lives of men, women and children in this particular group in our society. Problems associated with the issue of divorce are discussed and demonstrate how I have included mediation in my practice. A case study illustrates the way narrative therapy helped a marginalised and 'silent invisible' woman to re-author and reclaim her life from patriarchy, depression, and powerlessness.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Martin Lucas Mkoba
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 13:46

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