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Professors Marisol Garcia Westberg and Teresa McDowell publish new article

April 30, 2015

Professors Marisol Garcia Westberg and Teresa McDowell have a new article titled “Peace on Earth, War at Home: The Role of Emotion Regulation in Social Justice Work” in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy (the article is co-authored by Iva Kosutic).

In the article they discuss the role of emotions in translating critical awareness of social inequities into action. They write, “Drawing from the clinical psychology literature, we introduce the concepts of psychological flexibility, emotion regulation, and mindfulness to the discourse on social justice in therapy and counseling.”

Westberg recently published Pleasure: The Secret Ingredient in Happiness, about the politics of pleasure and how particular work ethics can contribute to social control and limited well-being. McDowell researches the integration of critical social theory in the practice of family therapy.  She has an additional article in the March/April issue of AFTA Springer Briefs in Family Therapy called “Applying Critical Social Theory to Family Therapy Practice.”


Read more about Teresa McDowell’s work here

Read more about Marisol Garcia Westberg’s work here