How Connections Heal: Stories from Relational-Cultural Therapy / Edition 1

How Connections Heal: Stories from Relational-Cultural Therapy / Edition 1

by Maureen Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593850328

ISBN-13: 9781593850326

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

From faculty and associates of the Stone Center's Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMTI), 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,…  See more details below

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From faculty and associates of the Stone Center's Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMTI), 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 the factors that promote or hinder connection; 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593850326
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
788,641
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IAn introduction to relational-cultural theory and practice1
1How relationships heal3
2Relational learning in psychotherapy consultation and supervision22
Pt. IIConnection, disconnection, and resilience in the therapy dyad31
3Walking a piece of the way : race, power, and therapeutic movement35
4Making great memories : empathy, derailment, and growth53
5Caring, but fallible : a story of repairing disconnection66
6Reflections on life, loss, and resilience83
Pt. IIIApplications to couple, family, and group therapy73
7Me, them, us : developing mutuality in a couple's therapy107
8Moving toward "we" : promise and peril128
9The five good things in cross-cultural therapy151
10Relational movement in group psychotherapy174
Pt. IVEnvisioning new models of effectiveness and change : relational practices in institutional settings193
11Prevention through connection : a collaborative response to women's substance abuse197
12Toward relational empowerment of women in prison216
13Relational experiences of delinquent girls : a case study233
Index253

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