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Relational-Cultural Therapy

Judith V. Jordan

In this third edition, Judith Jordan explores the history, theory, and practice of relationship-centered, culturally oriented psychotherapy as a tool for building meaningful connections in a world of increasing isolation.

This essential primer is ideal for students and practitioners alike, guiding them through the ins and outs of relational-cultural therapy (RCT). New to this edition is real-world research and guidelines related to distance learning, working with marginalized groups, and working towards social justice.

Jordan built RCT upon the understanding that people need social and emotional connections to flourish. In a digital era full of uncertainty and disconnection, it is more important than ever to mend relational resilience and reestablish positive, growth-fostering relationships. The therapist therefore works to deepen their bond with the client to help them build similar bonds outside of therapy. They work with the client's relational images based on positive and negative experiences to manage expectations and teach relationship-building skills.

Book Details

  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Publish Date: Aug 13rd, 2024
  • Pages: 157
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0003
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781433842146
  • Categories: Clinical PsychologyInterpersonal RelationsEducation, Training & Supervision

About the Author

Judith V. Jordan, PhD, is director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, founding scholar at the Stone Center of Wellesley College, and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She codeveloped relational-cultural theory to emphasize the centrality of relationships in our lives. Dr. Jordan received the Distinguished Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychotherapy. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session and the Journal of Creativity and Mental Health. Dr. Jordan frequently serves as a resource for the media, including The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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