Turkish Counselors' Perspectives toward Feminist Therapy

Ucar S., Yildiz Y., Dursun-Bilgin M., Bastemur S.

Future Academy Multidisciplinary Conference ICEEPSY / CPSYC / icPSIRS / BE-ci, İstanbul, Turkey, 13 - 17 October 2015, vol.217, pp.1176-1184 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 217
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.02.139
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1176-1184
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to analyze Turkish psychological counselors' perspectives towards feminist therapy (FT). Even though this therapy model has important implication to development of counseling theory, feminist therapy is not a commonly used therapy approach in Turkey. The interview questions were prepared by researchers. To collect data, interviews were carried out with 16 Turkish psychological counselors who are working as a counselor at least for one year and actively see clients. Findings were analyzed with content analysis. The results indicate that counselors have a limited theoretical background about FT and their knowledge about FT was based to feminism movement. To apply FT to counseling field in Turkey, conducting more research is needed. (C) 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd.