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The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection Author Judith V. Jordan
ISBN-10 9781317987246
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 258
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Relational-Cultural theory (RCT) proposes that all people grow through and toward relationships throughout the lifespan. RCT challenges prevailing theories that depict the "separate self" as the hallmark of maturity. Rather than movement toward autonomy and separation, RCT suggests we develop ever more differentiated ways of connecting. An increase in growth-fostering relationships results in: a sense of vitality and zest; increasing clarity about ourselves and others; augmented creativity and ability to take action; an experience of worth and empowerment; and a desire for more connectedness with others. Disconnections are inevitable in relationships and RCT focuses on relational resilience, the ways people can re-establish positive and growth-fostering relationships. RCT further emphasizes the importance of cultural and societal forces in causing either growth-fostering connection or destructive disconnection. This volume explores the process of change in therapy and in other relationships; how race and other forms of stratification create pain; and how people develop resilience and strength in relationships characterized by mutuality. This book was based on a special issue of Women and Therapy.



Relational Cultural Therapy

Relational Cultural Therapy Author Judith V. Jordan
ISBN-10 143382826X
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 190
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In this second edition of Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), Judith V. Jordan explores the history, theory, and practice of relationship centered, culturally oriented psychotherapy. Since the first edition, RCT has been widely embraced, with new research and applications, including developing curricula in social science graduate programs, providing a theoretical frame for an E.U.-sponsored symposiums, and enhancing team-building in workplaces.



How Connections Heal

How Connections Heal Author Maureen Walker
ISBN-10 1593850328
Release 2004-04-22
Pages 258
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From faculty and associates of the Stone Center's Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, this practice-oriented casebook shows how relational-cultural theory (RCT) translates into therapeutic action. Richly textured chapters-all written especially for this volume-explain key concepts of RCT and demonstrate their application with diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups, as well as in institutional settings. Emphasizing that relationship is the work of therapy, case narratives illuminate both the therapist and client factors that promote or interfere with movement toward connection. Highlighted are the ways in which cultural contexts profoundly influence relationships; how growthful connection inevitably includes conflict; and how experienced therapists work on a moment-by-moment basis to engage with and counteract personal and cultural forces of disconnection.



Transforming Community

Transforming Community Author Connie Gunderson
ISBN-10 1570253552
Release 2017-10-10
Pages 348
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Realtional-Cultural Theory compilation of writings by people who presented at Transforming Community The Radical Reality of Relationships. The American Psychological Association invited RCT into its Psychotherapy monographs series noting it was one of the ten most important psychological theories in North America. Illustrations by Carl Gawboy



Women s Mental Health

Women s Mental Health Author Sarah E. Romans
ISBN-10 0781751292
Release 2006
Pages 414
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Women's Mental Health: A Life-Cycle Approach brings together the latest research and clinical information on the wide variety of psychiatric problems that affect women in unique ways. The book is organized around the female life cycle—childhood, adolescence, adulthood, reproduction, and aging—and addresses specific disorders as they present at each stage. Chapters examine the biological, hormonal, and psychosocial foundations of female psychiatric disorders at each life-cycle stage and offer a framework for thinking about clinical problems. Expert commentaries are included to expand on key issues and provide an insightful overview of each life-cycle stage. The international group of contributors ensures complete coverage of cross-cultural issues. Concluding chapters discuss mental health services for women worldwide.



Toward a New Psychology of Women

Toward a New Psychology of Women Author Jean Baker Miller
ISBN-10 9780807029114
Release 2012-02-21
Pages 192
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In the twenty years since its publication, this best-selling classic (which has sold more than 200,000 copies) has become famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict men's and women's psychological development. Toward a New Psychology of Women revolutionized concepts of strength and weakness, dependency and autonomy, emotion, success, and power.



The Complexity of Connection

The Complexity of Connection Author Judith V. Jordan
ISBN-10 1593850255
Release 2004-04-23
Pages 308
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In this important third volume from the Stone Center at Wellesley College, founding scholars and new voices expand and deepen the Center's widely embraced psychological theory of connection as the core of human growth and development. Demonstrating the increasing sophistication of Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT), the volume presents an absorbing and practical examination of connection and disconnection at both individual and societal levels. Chapters explore how experiences of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and gender influence relationships, and how people can connect across difference and disagreement. Also discussed are practical implications of the theory for psychotherapy, for the raising of sons, and for workplace and organizational issues.



Creating Connection

Creating Connection Author Judith V. Jordan
ISBN-10 9781136302909
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 254
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Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) is developed to accurately address the relational experiences of persons in de-valued cultural groups. As a model, it is ideal for work with couples: it encourages active participation in relationships, fosters the well-being of everyone involved, and acknowledges that we grow through and toward relationships throughout the lifespan. Part and parcel with relationships is the knowledge that, whether intentionally or not, we fail each other, misunderstand each other, and hurt each other, causing an oftentimes enduring disconnect. This book helps readers understand the pain of disconnect and to use RCT to heal relationships in a variety of settings, including with heterosexual couples, lesbian and gay couples, and mixed race couples. Readers will note a blending of approaches (person-centered, narrative, systems, and feminist theory), all used to change the cultural conditions that can contribute to problems: unequal, sometimes abusive power arrangements, marginalization of groups, and rigid gender, race, and sexuality expectations. Readers will learn to help minimize economic and power disparities and encourage the growth of mutual empathy while looking at a variety of relational challenges, such as parenting, stepfamilies, sexuality, and illness. Polarities of “you vs. me” will be replaced with the healing concept of “us.”



Women s Growth in Connection

Women s Growth in Connection Author Judith V. Jordan
ISBN-10 0898624657
Release 1991-04-19
Pages 310
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Overly emotional, hysterical, dependent, frivolous, fickle... Why have women been so consistently defined as deficient in maturity, self-mastery, and independence according to the models of human development inspired by male culture? The authors of WOMEN'S GROWTH IN CONNECTION, a sampling of the influential working papers from the Stone Center, Wellesley College, have sought to answer this question by studying developmental theory and reformulating it to reflect women's experience more accurately. These papers, about women's ways of being in the world, frame an innovative relational perspective on women's psychological development. The authors--clinicians, clinical supervisors, and teachers--have been searching for therapeutic models that take into account women's meaning systems, values, and organization of experiences, all of which often revolves around relationships rather than the self. By offering a new perspective on women's development, WOMEN'S GROWTH IN CONNECTION stands at the forefront of the ongoing feminist movement to examine and reshape psychological theory and practice. The authors offer this volume as an invitation to the reader to join in the building of new models of women's development.



The Healing Connection

The Healing Connection Author Jean Baker Miller
ISBN-10 9780807039663
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 248
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In The Healing Connection, Jean Baker Miller, M.D., author of the best-selling Toward a New Psychology of Women, and Irene Stiver, Ph.D., argue that relationships are the integral source of psychological health. In so doing they offer a new understanding of human development that points a way to change in all of our institutions-work, community, school, and family-and is sure to transform lives.



The Psychological Development of Girls and Women

The Psychological Development of Girls and Women Author Sheila Greene
ISBN-10 9781317635352
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 198
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Choice Recommended Read This thoroughly revised new edition updates Sheila Greene's original transformative account of the psychological development of girls and women and the central role of time in shaping human experience. Greene critically reviews traditional and contemporary theoretical approaches – ranging from orthodox psychoanalysis to relational and post-modern theories – and argues that even those that claim to focus on development have presented a view of women's lives as fixed and determined by their nature or their past. These theories, she believes, should be rejected because of their inherent lack of validity and their frequently oppressive implications for women. Essential but often neglected insights from the more compelling developmental and feminist theories are woven together within a theoretical framework that emphasizes temporality, emergence and human agency. The result is a liberating theory of women's psychological development as constantly emerging and changing in time rather than as static and fixed by their nature, socio-cultural context and personal history. Updated for a new generation of readers, The Psychological Development of Girls and Women will continue to be essential reading for students and researchers in the psychology of women, developmental psychology and women's studies.



Women s Growth in Diversity

Women s Growth in Diversity Author Judith V. Jordan
ISBN-10 1572302062
Release 1997-03-15
Pages 342
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Essays discussing women's psychological development examine the experiences of women from diverse backgrounds



Integrating the Expressive Arts Into Counseling Practice Second Edition

Integrating the Expressive Arts Into Counseling Practice  Second Edition Author Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC
ISBN-10 9780826177025
Release 2017-09-28
Pages 344
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"When I used it, I felt it was a very valuable resource, linking work with the arts to the theoretical foundations of counseling."--Sally S. Atkins, EdD Professor Emerita Founding Director of Expressive Arts, Appalachian State "They [Students] like the activities since it helps them learn more about the counseling theory which was discussed in the Theories of Counseling class. It provides more application. Some activities are pretty detailed and class time does not allow for much practice. But, we discuss how this could be used in therapy sessions/groups... [The book] is short and very pointed in its information and use. We like it!"--Judy A. Schmidt, EdD, CRC, LPCA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Expanded and revised to reflect a broader understanding of the complementary approach to therapeutic treatment, this is the only text to integrate expressive arts counseling techniques with major theories of counseling and psychology. Substantial changes to the second edition include new chapters that address Neuroscience and Counseling, Trauma-Informed Counseling, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Mindfulness and Counseling, and Family Counseling, along with a greater emphasis on cultural and diversity considerations throughout. The book is updated with over 30 new interventions including animal-assisted and videographic interventions, and new information about the neuroscientific foundations of expressive arts therapies. Updated references in each chapter, and a suite of Instructor’s Materials also add to value of the second edition. The text integrates expressive arts therapies with 12 commonly used treatment modalities. Each chapter reviews a particular theory and describes how expressive and creative techniques can support and be easily integrated within that orientation. Over 90 field-tested, step-by-step interventions—created by leading practitioners—offer students and clinicians techniques that can be put to use immediately. New to the Second Edition: New chapters address Neuroscience and Counseling, Trauma-Informed Counseling, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Mindfulness and Counseling, and Family Counseling and the Expressive Arts. Cultural and diversity considerations in each chapter. Updated with new references. Over 30 new interventions including videography. Instructor’s materials. Key Features: Integrates expressive arts counseling techniques with 12 major theories of counseling and psychology. Presents over 90 expressive art interventions in easy, step-by-step format. Includes art, writing, bibliotherapy, drama, music, movement, dance, puppetry, and sand play. Discusses appropriate populations, settings, and diagnoses for each intervention. Includes interventions that can be put to use immediately.



Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities

Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities Author Miriam B. Raider-Roth
ISBN-10 9780807775578
Release 2017
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In this book, Raider-Roth offers an innovative approach to teacher professional development that builds on the intellectual strength and practical wisdom of practitioners. Focusing on nurturing relationships between and among participants, facilitators, subject matter, texts, and the school environment, this book helps educators create a repertoire of teaching approaches founded on sustained, deep, democratic, local, and active learning. The author demonstrates that, within the context of trustworthy relationships, teachers can better connect with all that they know about teaching, learning, and their own identities. This, in turn, enables them to act on what they know in the best interest of their students and leads to the kinds of lasting change and commitment that can move the teaching profession beyond training for a particular skill set. Book Features: Examples showing how the work of relational learning communities can improve teachers’ practice.A focus on the cultural dimension in professional development for teachers.A view of teaching and learning as deeply relational and transformative. Strategies to help facilitators and participants create processes to best support a fertile learning environment. “An effective and powerful antidote to the usual models of PD, Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities is a thoughtful and engaging text that takes seriously the intellectual work of teachers and the importance of relationships in teacher learning.” —Curt Dudley-Marling, professor emeritus, Boston College



Development Projects Observed

Development Projects Observed Author Albert O. Hirschman
ISBN-10 9780815726432
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 200
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Originally published in 1967, the modest and plainly descriptive title of Development Projects Observed is deceptive. Today, it is recognized as the ultimate volume of Hirschman's groundbreaking trilogy on development, and as the bridge to the broader social science themes of his subsequent writings. Though among his lesser-known works, this unassuming tome is one of his most influential. It is in this book that Hirschman first shared his now famous "Principle of the Hiding Hand." In an April 2013 New Yorker issue, Malcolm Gladwell wrote an appreciation of the principle, described by Cass Sunstein in the book's new foreword as "a bit of a trick up history's sleeve." It can be summed up as a phenomenon in which people's inability to foresee obstacles leads to actions that succeed because people have far more problem-solving ability that they anticipate or appreciate. And it is in Development Projects Observed that Hirschman laid the foundation for the core of his most important work, Exit, Voice, and Loyalty, and later led to the concept of an "exit strategy."



Relational Theory for Clinical Practice

Relational Theory for Clinical Practice Author Sharon Freedberg
ISBN-10 9781135077938
Release 2015-01-09
Pages 118
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Relational Theory for Clinical Practice offers students and practitioners a conceptual framework for thinking relationally about social work with clients within a biological, psychological, and socio-cultural framework. Integrating relational theory with the principles of clinical practice, and demonstrating how this can be applied to social work practice, this book has been revised and updated to be suitable for students. Using plenty of case material to demonstrate the theory in action, the new edition incorporates teaching points to aid readers in drawing out the practice principles developed in each chapter. Keeping relationships at the center of the text, this edition includes substantially expanded chapters on assessment and intervention, and takes into account recent research on issues such as the impact of trauma and stress; neuroscience and brain research; and the necessity of practicing in a culturally sensitive way with diverse populations. It broadens the feminist focus of relational-cultural theory by extending and applying it to men also. Designed for use on master's level courses in practice, as well as courses on human behavior and the social environment, this concise and practical book is a valuable text for social work and counseling students.



Exploring Positive Relationships at Work

Exploring Positive Relationships at Work Author Jane E. Dutton
ISBN-10 9781351567367
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 444
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This edited volume brings together a select group of leading organizational scholars for the purpose of developing a foundation-setting book on positive relationships at work. Positive Relationships at Work (PRW) is a rich new interdisciplinary domain of inquiry that focuses on the generative processes, relational mechanisms and outcomes associated with positive relationships between people at work. This volume builds a solid foundation for this promising new area of scholarly inquiry and offers a multidisciplinary exploration of how relationships at work become a source of growth, vitality, learning and generative states of human and collective flourishing. A unique feature of the book is the use of a connecting commentator chapter at the end of each section. The Commentator Chapters, written by preeminent scholars, uncover and discuss integrative themes that emerge within sections. The editors approach the topic from multiple levels, each level providing critical, valuable insights into the dynamic process underlying positive relationships at work. These levels are arranged in five parts: an introduction to positive relationships at work; Individuals and Dyads; Groups and Communities; Organizations and Organizing; and a conclusion that offers an engaging invitation and multi-level map for guiding future research. This volume will appeal to academics and practitioners, as well as scholars and graduate students in organizational psychology, management, human resources, and inter-personal communications.