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Conversations with the Founders of the Women's Project on the Integration of Gender and Culture in Family Therapy Training

Areyousayingthatthefocusisonthepresumedoutcome-onwhatsupposedlyworked-ratherthantheprocess?Or,thatthefocusisonsolvingthepresentingproblemratherthanonthemessagesthataregiventothe clients?

Marianne:Yes.Verywellput.Weneedtoconsideratwhoseexpensewastheproblemsupposedlysolved.Astherapists, weneedtodevelopanideologythatguidesourwork-one thatintegratesgenderandculture.Oneoffewplacesthat integratesgenderandcultureismyCenter-theFamily TherapyPracticeCenter.Wedonotraisetheseissuesas specialorholdaspecialclassonthem.Rather,these issuesarepartofeverythingwesayanddo-integrated intoeverycase,everysituation,everypresentation,and everyconference.Allofoursupervisionandtraining incorporatesthisideology-anideologythatthefieldasa wholehasnotyetdeveloped.