A feminist group treatment approach for women with anxiety
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Time limited psycho-educational, feminist groups were offered to women with a range of anxiety. These groups were unique in that they addressed women's anxiety in a comprehensive manner which included the socio-cultural context of women's lives. This approach diverged from conventional methods of treating anxiety which employ individual, pharmacological or mixed group cognitive behavioural approaches. The results indicate notable decreases in anxiety and depression and notable increases in empowerment, as well as self esteem. These findings support the use of this method in future social work practices for women with anxiety.