There is a significant transformation that has been experienced in the world today regarding the social perspectives. The shift of the gender roles is one of the perspectives that has progressively changed over the years. The changes experienced are manifested in the manner which there has been a big change in the structural and functional engagement of both men and women with regard to their perceived respective traditionally perceived duties (Brown, 2009). One of the factors that has triggered the shift in the gender roles in the society today includes the high rate of globalization and the need to have an equal society inspired by various social movements and initiatives.
To keep pace with the cultural and sociopolitical dynamics associated with the change of gender roles, Feminist therapy is one of the powerful tolls that has been applied. The therapy entails a progressive approach that is aimed at educating the members of both sexual orientation in order to embrace high levels of flexibility to promote resilience to the social and cultural entities. Feminist therapy assists the victims of the changes of the social structures to have sufficient information and the role of the socialization process towards enhancing the quality of life (Worell & Remer, 2003). The progressive nature of the therapy enhances the ability of the victims to gradually overcome the static cultural perspectives and environmental influences that are likely to affect their ability to adjust to their roles at home and in their places of work. Therefore, the therapy makes these individuals to have a smooth transition into their roles and embrace the members of the opposite sex positively in regard to their engagements. Some of the entities that are strategically engaged during the administration of the therapy includes the exploration of defenses and anxiety and inspiring victims towards acceptance. Power and control issues are also mitigated in order to assist the victims towards a positive transformation process (Becker, 2005).
- Becker, D. (2005). The Myth of Empowerment: Women and the Therapeutic Culture in America. New York: New York University Press.
- Brown, S. L. (2009). Theories of Psychotherapy. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Worell, J., & Remer, P. (2003). Feminist perspectives in therapy: Empowering diverse women. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.