Community

JBMTI benefits from the participation and input of many people and organizations around the country and the world. Since JBMTI's inception in 1995, over 26,000 participants and supporters have been involved with our work, representing all 50 states and 40 countries including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Trinidad.

A sampling of people and organizations utilizing Relational-Cultural Theory around the globe:
  • Open Circle, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College: A comprehensive, grade-differentiated social and emotional learning program for grades K-5 children, their teachers, administrators, other school staff, parents and other caregivers. This program was inspired by the work of Dr. Jean Baker Miller and the principles of Relational-Cultural Theory.
  • El Circulo de Mujeres/Circle of Women, Oaxaca, Mexico: A non-profit organization supporting the self-sufficiency of indigineous Mixteca women "raising consciousness of individual talents and skills and enhancing cross-cultural relations."
  • Ellen Olshansky, Professor of Nursing, University of California, Irvine: Ellen Olshansky is integrating RCT practices into the nursing program she has been asked to create at Stanford University.
  • Mary Vicario, Social Worker, St. Aloysius Orphanage, Cincinnati, OH: Using principles of relational neuroscience, Mary Vicario trains and empowers foster families to manage Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in foster children by leading participatory exercises on PTSD and brain function.
  • Project Hope, Roxbury, MA: Led by Sr. Margaret Leonard, Project Hope place empathy and mutuality at their core to create a community "where families move up and out of poverty."
  • Seattle Therapy Alliance, Seattle, WA: Dr. Susan Hall created this center to make low-cost therapy available to adolescent girls and women, while simultaneously training graduate counseling students in feminist psychotherapy.
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