مقالات - Khawla Abu Baker

The Impact of Social Values on the Psychology of Gender among Arab Couples: A View from Psychotherapy

The Impact of Social Values on the Psychology of Gender among Arab Couples: A View from Psychotherapy

Three major psychosocial conditions have an effect upon the establishment of psychological problems

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Family Therapy with Arab/Muslim Women

Family Therapy with Arab/Muslim Women

The manner in which Arab women start therapy and terminate it reflects their status in their family, their psychological stress, and the opportunities available to them for transforming their situation. It is known that Arab women seek mental health therapy more than do Arab men (Abu-Baker, 2003). They arrive at therapy seeking help for the same mental health problems from which women in other societies suffer. However, unlike women in other societies, very few Arab women can decide for themselves the lenoth of their therapy or the changes they would consider making in their lives as a result of therapy.

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Cross-Generation Sexual Abuse Within the Extended Family

Cross-Generation Sexual Abuse Within the Extended Family

There are many signs indicating the presence of sexual abuse within a family Yet, many factors stand in the way of the diagnosis and the prevention of that abuse. Among these factors are: parents' psychological health, their sexual education, patriarchal authority, and authority of adults over children. Through the following example, namely Salam's case (a victim of sexual abuse that started when she was three years old and lasted until 14 years of age), we would like to highlight the family's role in the perpetuation of sexual abuse. In addition, we want to stress the extent to which sexual abuse

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Gender Policy in Family and Society among Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Outside and Inside Influences

Gender Policy in Family and Society among Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Outside and Inside Influences

This article attempts to analyze and discuss the issue of the lack of gender equality in Palestinian society in Israel. It focuses on the dialectics of a complex of influences, the intersection of factors stemming from Israel’s policies as a sovereign state toward its Palestinian minority on the one hand and factors stemming from the consideration of the society of Palestinian citizens of Israel toward its male and female members, on the other hand.

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