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Intersections and Power

  • Jason D. BrownEmail author
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Abstract

Kimberlé Crenshaw first wrote about intersectionality to theorize about how race, class, and gender interact and affect the ways that women of color experience oppression. Power is always present in relationships. It is important to recognize the power that therapists represent in the therapeutic relationship, in the context of their profession, agency, and community. Empowerment is to capitalize on the power that a client possesses to strengthen, expand, and apply it.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationWestern UniversityLondonCanada

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