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MA - Master of Arts
Self-silencing is the repression of one’s own emotions, restriction of self-expression, and showing concern for others over the self as a result of societal ideals and expectations imposed on a person because of gender. This thesis approaches self-silencing from a relational cultural perspective and uses attachment theory and Jack’s (1993) Silencing the Self Theory to understand why self-silencing occurs and its impact on cisgender women. Potential therapeutic interventions for women who self-silence are proposed using drama therapy’s role theory and role method. Furthermore, updates to the current role taxonomy to be more inclusive of roles relevant to women and self-silencing are suggested.
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Ansted, Jennifer, "Disrupting Self-Silencing in Cisgender Women Using Drama Therapy’s Role Theory and Role Method" (2021). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 453.
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