Personal authority and women’s self-stories

Cheryl Rampage*

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The current interest in the importance and use of narrative in family therapy has thus far developed without reference to the gender related aspects of narrative. This paper argues that women’s self-stories reflect the prevailing narrative for women, a narrative that makes marriage seem the only legitimate female story. Unless therapists are able to challenge the legitimacy of this cultural narrative, their assessments of women clients will reflect the bias inherent within the narrative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-98
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Feminist Family Therapy
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 4 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Applied Psychology


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