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Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press

Trusting Ourselves

The Complete Guide to Emotional Well-Being for Women

by Karen Johnson

“Reading Trusting Ourselves is tantamount to taking a short course in the psychology of women. Any reader, male or female, will benefit from this comprehensive and lucid book, which not only informs but proposes pathways to change as well.” –Lillian B. Rubin, Ph.D., Author of Intimate Strangers and Just Friends

  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Page Count 496
  • Publication Date April 01, 1991
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8711-3447-9
  • Dimensions 61.31" x 9"
  • US List Price $19.95

About The Book

Definitive and comprehensive, Trusting Ourselves is the only book to cover every aspect of psychology as it applies to women. This groundbreaking work will empower its readers to understand and make decisions about their psychological well-being and treatment in much the same way Our Bodies, Ourselves redefined women’s health care.

In a radical reversal of the usual approach to psychological care”which assumes that only the professional understands the problem’dr. Johnson strongly believes that women and their values, perspectives, and biases have merit, and that most patients understand why they’re not happy with their lives. Trusting this self-knowledge and taking action on one’s own behalf provide a foundation for all the information in this book. It is time to revise psychotherapy to incorporate a woman’s perspective.

Trusting Ourselves contains the newest information and most current thinking on:

• Our Parents
• Self-Esteem
• Daughters and Mothers
• Daughters and Fathers
• Our Partners
• Primary Relationships with Men
• Primary Relationships with Women
• Creating Healthy Intimate Relationships
• Upgrading Our Relationships
• Constructive Conflict
• Changing Partners
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Sexuality
• Alcohol
• Body Image and Eating Disorders
• Abuse and Violence
• Taking Our Own Biopsychosocial History
• Using Professional Assistance

Praise

“A clear and straightforward critique of many conventional practices in the mental health field. Drawing from much of the feminist literature over the past decade Johnson offers both important warnings and a practical guide to utilizing the many therapy resources now available.” –TheBostonWomen’sHealth Book Collective, authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves

“A comprehensive and current review of an enormous range of work on the psychology of women.” –Carol C. Nadelson, M.D., Past President, American Psychiatric Association

“Reading Trusting Ourselves is tantamount to taking a short course in the psychology of women. Any reader, male or female, will benefit from this comprehensive and lucid book, which not only informs but proposes pathways to change as well.” –Lillian B. Rubin, Ph.D., Author of Intimate Strangers and Just Friends

“A fascinating account of the history and evolution of insights into the psychology of women from Sigmund Freud to Jean Baker Miller to Carol Gilligan. Trusting Ourselves is a handbook, a compendium of resources, and a reassertion of basic feminist philosophy of respect for self and rejoicing over the diversity and complexity of the woman.” –Lila A. Wallis, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, and Past President of the American Medical Women’s Association