The Power of Connection: Recent Developments in Relational-Cultural Theory

The Power of Connection Recent Developments in Relational Cultural Theory 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 o

  • Title: The Power of Connection: Recent Developments in Relational-Cultural Theory
  • Author: Judith V. Jordan
  • ISBN: 9780415568104
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 differentiated ways of connecting An increase in growth fostering relaRelational 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 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 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.

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