Relational - Cultural Therapy


Relational-Cultural Therapy (2010) Judith V. Jordan.  (Theories of Psychotherapy Series, J. Carlson and M. Englar-Carlson, series editors.).  Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.


3.0 hours of CE credit    ------------------------------------   introductory to intermediate level


This short and very readable book is part of the  Theories of Psychotherapy Series published by the American Psychological Association.  It is a clear explication of the theory and practice of Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) which grew out of the work of Jean Baker Miller and her colleagues at Wellesley College and Harvard University.  The book includes chapters on History, Theory, The Therapy Process, Evaluation (of RTC), Future Developments, and a Summary.  This theory, at it’s most basic, posits that all human growth and development occurs in the context of relationship, that pathology comes from disconnection and isolation, and that the healing power of psychotherapy lies in the mutual, reciprocal, growth-fostering relationship between client and therapist.


20-question true-false and multiple choice test



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Stand Up! Speak Out! (TM)


Stand Up! Speak Out! TM: Empowering Skills for Girls' Friendships by Melissa J. Johnson, PhD

4.0 hours of CE credit   --------    Intermediate level

This 144-page spiral-bound Stand Up, Speak Out!TM workbook provides information and activities to help elementary-aged girls build skills to navigate the complexities of their social world. It is built on a theoretical and research foundation of social and emotional learning, relational resilience and hardiness zones, empowerment and resistance, mindfulness, and interpersonal neurobiology. Stand Up, Speak Out!TM also explores the role of social aggression in the clash between two opposing cultural demands on girls; the demand for girls today to be powerful and assertive and the cultural mantra to “be nice and kind.” Through activities like, “Friendly Thoughts Mindfulness” and “Self-Care Charades” participants will learn how to engage girls in fun activities, calming mindfulness, and thought-provoking discussions about their social climate.   

The workbook is available from the Institute for Girls' DevelopmentYou can order it online from the Institute by clicking THIS LINK.

Workbook / Curriculum - 144 pages

28-question true/false + multiple choice test

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Measuring a Journey without Goal: Meditation, Spirituality and Physiology (2015) Heather Buttle


Measuring a Journey without Goal:  Meditation, Spirituality, and Physiology by Heather Buttle (2015),  BioMed Research INternational,  Article ID 891671

1.0 hours of CE credit

This review article points to the physiological benefits of meditation, contrasts mindfulness meditation with Benson's relaxation response, briefly describes some criticisms to meditation outside of the context of spiritual or ethical principles, and argues that study of the spritual practices and benefits of meditation can assist secular research into the practice, benefits and effects of meditation.

Journal Article.  6 pages of text, 2+ pages of references


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