Connecting to Change the World: JBMTI Introduction
Growth-fostering relationships are a central human necessity. Chronic disconnection, whether on an interpersonal or societal scale, is a primary source of human suffering. By offering thought leadership and skills training on this Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) of human growth and social-psychological development, JBMTI seeks to improve traditional practice, transform lives, and pursue social justice. By developing and extending applications of RCT, practitioners, educators, care givers, and others can promote healing empathy and mutual respect to sustain positive connection and create powerful change.