THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“I didn’t know the word sexism, but I knew inequality and I knew double standard and unfairness.”
Psychotherapist. Lifelong supporter of civil rights, women’s rights and women and children’s healthcare. National Organization for Women, Bucks County, PA. Co-founder of the Women’s Center/Women’s Growth Center. Patient Advocate at CHOICE. B.S., Temple University, Philadelphia, 1971. Certificate, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Clinical Training Program in Alcoholism, 1976. Certificate, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Advanced Clinical Training Program in Alcoholism, 1977. M.S., San Francisco State University, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, 1982
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, July 2022
Photo. Adele Brookman, circa 1970.
More About Adele:
- Adele Brookman’s official website
- Official biography
- Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life. —Adele Brookman, Psychotherapist
- “My Last Piece of Her: My Bright Orange Sweater,” by Adele Brookman
- Sample of the CHOICE booklet from 1976 and the role of Patient Advocates
- Community Forum on Incest press release and poster when Adele was in graduate school at SF State University.
- Mental Health Care Report for Transition Health Policy Team, Therapists for Peace and Justice, December 28, 2008
- “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” interview with Adele Brookman (coming soon)