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A grammar of power in psychotherapy: Exploring the dynamics of privilege.Distortions in the matrix of relative privilege.

A grammar of power in psychotherapy: Exploring the dynamics of privilege.: Distortions in the... This chapter discusses distortions in the matrix of relative privilege. It recounts a longer case that illustrates the complexity of fighting sexism and finding repair in political interpretations. The chapter provides brief description on overidentifying with sexist colleagues, discrimination against a patient, political interpretations through action, and reparation. There is also a vast body of research showing that contemporary health care is full of inequality and dominance. This is true not simply in comparisons of access to care between people living in developing versus wealthy countries, but also in wealthy countries themselves. The chapter provides an example from the author's practice of advocacy when external social factors in the health care system itself were creating psychological suffering for a patient. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A grammar of power in psychotherapy: Exploring the dynamics of privilege.Distortions in the matrix of relative privilege.

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 American Psychological Association
Pages
145 –156
DOI
10.1037/0000086-007
Publisher site
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Abstract

This chapter discusses distortions in the matrix of relative privilege. It recounts a longer case that illustrates the complexity of fighting sexism and finding repair in political interpretations. The chapter provides brief description on overidentifying with sexist colleagues, discrimination against a patient, political interpretations through action, and reparation. There is also a vast body of research showing that contemporary health care is full of inequality and dominance. This is true not simply in comparisons of access to care between people living in developing versus wealthy countries, but also in wealthy countries themselves. The chapter provides an example from the author's practice of advocacy when external social factors in the health care system itself were creating psychological suffering for a patient. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

Published: May 28, 2018

Keywords: discrimination; distortions; health care system; political interpretations; relative privilege; sexism; social factors

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