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The Complexity of Connection : Writings from the Stone Center's Jean Baker Miller Training Institute - Linda M. Hartling

The Complexity of Connection

Writings from the Stone Center's Jean Baker Miller Training Institute

By: Linda M. Hartling (Editor), Judith V. Jordan (Editor), Maureen Walker (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd April 2004
ISBN: 9781593850258
Number Of 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. 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.

"In a culture toxic with aggression, competition, and 'power over' images, this book seeks to heal. Whether discussing race; isolation and loneliness; or raising caring, empathic sons, the authors write with authority and heart about important and deeply relevant issues. I cannot think of a book we need more in our sad, hard times."--Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Reviving Ophelia and Letters to a Young Therapist

"To encounter the transformative vision of the Stone Center in a single volume is always a special pleasure. The theoretical and clinical wisdom in this book is stunning in its power to change the reader in some fundamental way, and to move the field of psychotherapy toward a more accurate, compassionate, and multilayered understanding of what hurts and heals in human relationships."--Harriet Lerner, PhD, author of The Dance of Anger

"This is the book where the Stone Center theorists ask: 'What purpose and whose interests do psychological theories serve?' Refusing complicity with a culture of domination, they explore the complexity of human connection--its cultural contexts and therapeutic challenges. Readers will find an invitation to think about complicity and competition, especially among women, and also a guide to envisioning how connection can follow disconnection in families and at work as well as in therapy."--Carol Gilligan, PhD, author of The Birth of Pleasure

Introductionp. 1
Deepening Our Understanding of Relationship
Toward Competence and Connectionp. 11
Relational Resiliencep. 28
Relational Awareness: Transforming Disconnectionp. 47
Therapists' Authenticityp. 64
Race, Self, and Society: Relational Challenges in a Culture of Disconnectionp. 90
Shame and Humiliation: From Isolation to Relational Transformationp. 103
Racial Images and Relational Possibilitiesp. 129
Women, Race, and Racism: A Dialogue in Black and Whitep. 147
Applying the Power of Connection
Couple Therapy: A Relational Approachp. 167
Relationships in Groups: Connection, Resonance, and Paradoxp. 194
Mothers and Sons: Raising Relational Boysp. 220
Applications of the Relational Model to Time-Limited Therapyp. 250
Relational Theory in the Workplacep. 270
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9781593850258
ISBN-10: 1593850255
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 23rd April 2004
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43