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date: 17 August 2017

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This chapter provides an orientation to the lives and experiences of women with disabilities (WWD); examines the relationship between WWD and feminist psychology, including philosophical differences between feminist theorists and disability feminist theorists; and focuses on therapeutic models that incorporate feminism and multiculturalism. The chapter also (a) addresses the behavioral impact of able-bodied privilege and microaggressions experienced by WWD; (b) describes behaviors within clinical practice associated with microaggressions; (c) provides resources to increase multiculturalism competency when working with WWD; and (d) presents a model of therapy that integrates multiculturalism and feminism when working with WWD.

Keywords: Disabled, women with disabilities, able-bodied privilege, microaggressions, feminism, disability feminist theories, feminism and multiculturalism

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