ABSTRACT

Introduction Feminist-oriented group therapy for eating-disordered adolescents attempts to identify, address, and eradicate the embodiment of oppressive physical, social, and political forces by providing sacred healing grounds within which self-awareness and transformation can occur. Unlearning silence, starvation, and solitude, the sanctioned developmental milestones in Western girls’ adolescence, is fostered by creating “alternative relational and dialogical spaces” (Piran, Jasper, & Pinhas, 2004). Communication and creative resilience strengthen when safety and respect are experienced in the context of the therapeutic group relationship.