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Relational Cultural Therapy

The work of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute is based on the Relational-Cultural Model of development, which grew out of a collaborative process of theory-building initiated by the scholars at the Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies, now a part of the Wellesley Centers for Women. This model focuses on growth-fostering relationships as the central human necessity and disconnections as the source of psychological problems. It assumes that all growth-fostering relationships and all disconnections are constructed within specific cultural contexts. (

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