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Ellyn Kaschak

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The Mattering Map: Confluence and Influence

Abstract This article describes and elaborates upon the theoretical model of the Mattering Map, initially introduced in Engendered Lives: A New Psychology of Women's Experience (Kaschak, 1992). This model organizes the principles of contextual feminist therapy in a manner that…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 13, 2019
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Feminist Approaches To Psychotherapy

Feminist psychotherapy came into existence in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s as a direct outgrowth of the second wave of the Women’s Liberation movement. Women in the United States and other Western countries had begun organizing consciousness-raising groups (Freeman,…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 12, 2019
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Wall Street International Magazine Articles

Dr. Kaschak has published the following articles in the Wall Street International Magazine: La Corona or the Crown? From the front lines of World War III The Psychology of Gaslighting, Spinning and Lying Nothing Is Black and White Including People…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 9, 2019
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What Is Feminist Therapy?

Why has it developed and continued? Feminism is the simple belief that all people deserve to be considered equal in all realms. It is the perspective that we allow false beliefs about gender differences to divide us, and it is…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 22, 2019
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Psychotropic Medication

What does science really know? Norway has announced the opening of the first psychiatric hospital where medication will not be used as a means of treatment. This experiment should be acknowledged and applauded. Contemporary Western psychiatry is built on the…
Ellyn Kaschak
March 29, 2019
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Women’s Sexuality Close Up

The fluidity of romance and desire As a result of the second and third waves of the feminist movement, many women have felt freer to examine and express their sexuality. Before this time, it was simply assumed that heterosexuality centered…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 30, 2019
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Nancy Pelosi’s Power Coat

Dedicated to Nancy, Hillary, Melania and the fashion industry Despite the decades of discussion about the objectification of women’s bodies and appearance, the essence of toxic masculinity continues. Boys are still learning that what matters most about a woman is…
Ellyn Kaschak
December 18, 2018