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Who lives and who dies?

Who tells the truth and who lies? I am writing this article a few days prior to the American presidential election. By the time you read these words, that very same election will one way or the other be history.…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 10, 2020
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The coup is being televised

Tune in for further instructions We are watching now what may very well be the last American election. Before 2016, such words would have been unthinkable and unspeakable. The rapidity with which they have become not only possible, but actual,…
Ellyn Kaschak
October 10, 2020
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When in the course of human events…

Declaration of the principles of a failed State When you can not remove a president who is flagrantly and openly racist, sexist, cruel, and dangerous, then you have a failed government. When you can not remove a president who is…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 10, 2020
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The Post Pandemic Pandemic

Can we survive one more? When the extreme contagion is over, when we have a vaccine or an effective treatment, when we can safely emerge from our individual cocoons, there will be another pandemic waiting for us. As with the…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 10, 2020
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Spring Will Not Come This Year

Spring does not even know that we are absent Although springtime has arrived this year just when it always does, no one is there to welcome it. No sigh of relief as winter coats and scarves, boots and gloves are…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 10, 2020
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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