Feminist therapy is directed not only at individual, but also at social change. Because of this dual aim of feminist therapy, the symbolic interactionist perspective, which describes individual initiative as a source of social change, is suggested as a theoretical orientation which can provide a useful model for feminist therapy. More specifically, the empathy/role-taking model for the clienttherapist relationship is outlined here.
Wilson, Michele and Wykle, Gayle Twilbeck
"Empathy/Role Taking: A Theoretical Model for Feminist Therapy,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 11
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol11/iss1/7