The American Psychological Association (APA) has updated its guidelines for how mental health care providers should transform the way they interact with girls and women specifically, by “incorporating a strengths-based perspective.”
In other words, instead of treating women and girls who seek mental health as purely victims or as weak, they should incorporate an approach that acknowledges the unique challenges women face, and attributes the complexity of their emotions and responses to the strength and resilience of these individuals.
“Anger, resentment, and other similar emotions can be conceptualized and explored as signs of resiliency and engagement,” the guidelines read, as reported by Bustle.
The guidelines were recently updated for 2019.
Read Full Story: Bustle