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Gordon, Doris

Interviewee: Doris Gordon
Interviewer: Susan Barrett
Date of Interview: August 3, 2015
Extent: 1 audio file; 1 video file

Transcript and audio of interview

 

Biography:
Doris Shulman Gordon was born in New Brunswick, N.J. Her parents are both the children of Russian Jewish immigrants. Gordon attended college at the University of Cincinnati and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She married soon after graduating college and moved with her husband to Boston, where she taught at a junior college and later earned a master's degree in counseling at Boston University. She and her husband moved to Atlanta in the early 1970s, and Gordon got a job as a sex educator at the Gwinnett County health department. She later became director of counseling at an Atlanta abortion clinic; Gordon's experience at the clinic convinced her to become a therapist, and she went back to graduate school at Georgia State University. She co-founded Karuna Counseling with several colleagues in 1974. Since leaving Karuna, Gordon has practiced privately as a therapist.

Abstract:
In this interview, Doris Shulman Gordon begins by talking about her childhood and young adulthood, including her education and her marriage at age twenty-one. She discusses her career, including teaching math at a junior college, working as a sex educator, counseling patients at an abortion clinic, and working as a therapist. She talks about her experiences at Karuna Counseling and how they have informed her work as a therapist since. She and Susan Barrett discuss the history of Karuna and other women who have worked there.

Grays, Linda

Interviewee: Linda Grays
Interviewer: Ilene Schroeder
Date of interview: April 21, 2017
Extent: 1 audio file; 1 video file

Interview and transcript available in Reading Room only

 

Glass, Phyllis

Interviewee: Phyllis Glass
Interviewer: Ilene Schroeder
Date of interview: July 29, 2016
Extent: 1 audio file

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