Works In Progress

Works In Progress is a publication series developed by the two organizations that were the precursors to the International Center for Growth in Connection: the Stone Center and the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, both at Wellesley College, The notion of “work in progress” signals that all ideas are dynamic, not static, and that it is important to exchange ideas while they are being developed. Many of these papers are intended to stimulate discussion and dialogue, while others are in the form of finished research reports. There are more than one hundred papers; they are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

2000s
  • Telling the Truth About Power
    by Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (2003)
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  • What Changes in Therapy? Who Changes?
    by Natalie S. Eldridge, Ph.D. & Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D. (2003)
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  • Valuing Vulnerability: New Definitions of Courage
    by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (2003)
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  • Relational References: A Selected Bibliography of Research, Theory, and Applications, Second Edition
    by Linda M. Hartling, Ph.D., Jenny K. Ly B.A., Najlla Nassery B.A., Katherine P. Califa B.A. (2003)
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  • Strengthening Resilience in a Risky World: It’s All About Relationships
    by Linda M. Hartling, Ph.D.(2003)
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  • Prevention Through Connection: A Collaborative Approach to Women’s Substance Abuse
    Linda M. Hartling, Phd.D. (2003)
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  • A Comparison of Relational Psychologies
    by Renee Spencer, M.S.S.W., Ed.M. (2002)
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  • Eating Patterns as a Reflection of Women’s Development
    by Janet Surrey, Ph.D. (2002)
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  • Empowering Children for Life: A Preliminary Report
    by Renee Spencer, M.S.S.W., Ed.M., Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D., & Jenny Sazama, B.A. (2002)
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  • How Change Happens: Controlling Images, Mutuality, and Power
    by Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (2002)
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  • Racial Images and Relational Possibilities
    by Maureen Walker, Ph.D. & Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (2002)
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  • Women and Empathy: Implications for Psychological Development and Psychotherapy
    by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D., Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D., & Alexandra G. Kaplan, Ph.D. (2002)
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  • Relational-Cultural Practice: Working in a Nonrelational World
    by Linda Harling, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Sparks, Ph.D. (2002)

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  • Power and Effectiveness: Envisioning and Alternate Paradigm
    by Maureen Walker, Ph.D. (2002)
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  • Learning at the Margin: New Models of Strength
    by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (2002)
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  • How Therapy Helps When the Culture Hurts
    by Maureen Walker, Ph.D. (2002)
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  • When Racism Gets Personal: Toward Relational Healing
    by Maureen Walker, Ph.D. (2001)
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  • Creative Moments in Relational-Cultural Therapy
    by Irene P. Stiver, Wendy B. Rosen, Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D., Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (2001)
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  • Talking Paper: Racial Images and Relational Possibilities
    by Maureen Walker, Ph.D. & Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (2001)
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  • The Relational Model of Women’s Psychological Development: Implications for Substance Abuse
    by Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., & Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D. (2000)
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  • Shame and Humiliation: From Isolation to Relational Transformation
    by Linda M. Hartling, Ph.D., Wendy Rosen, Ph.D., Maureen Walker, Ph.D., & Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (2000)
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  • Feeling Like a Fraud, Part III: Finding Authentic Ways of Coming into Conflict
    by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D. (2000)
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  • Applications of the Relational Model to Time-Limited Therapy
    by Judith v. Jordan, Ph.D., Maryellen Handel, Ph.D., Margarita Alvarez, Ph.D., & Robin Cook-Nobles, Ed.D. (2000)
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1990s
  • Against All Odds: Resistance and Resilience in African American Welfare Mothers
    by Elizabeth Sparks, Ph.D. (1999)
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  • Mothers and Sons: Raising Relational Boys
    by Cate Dooley, M.S., & Nikki Fedele, Ph.D. (1999)
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  • Race, Self, and Society: Relational Challenges in a Culture of Disconnection
    by Maureen Walker, Ph.D. (1999)
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  • Relational Theory in a South Asian Context: An Example of the Dynamics of Identity Development
    by Lisa Desai, Psy.D. (1999)
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  • Therapists’ Authenticity
    by Jean Baker Miller, M.D., Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D., Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D., Maureen Walker, Ph.D., Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D., & Natalie S. Eldridge, Ph.D. (1999)
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  • Toward Competence and Connection
    by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1999)
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  • Relational Therapy in a Nonrelational World
    by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1997)
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  • Outside the Circle? The Relational Implications for White Women Woking Against Racism
    by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D. & Elizabeth Garrick Knaplund, M.A. (1996)
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  • Relational Theory in the Workplace
    by Joyce K. Fletcher, DBA (1996)
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  • Consciousness of Context in Relational Couples Therapy
    by Marsha Pravder Mirkin, Ph.D., & Pamela Geib, Ed.D. (1995)
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  • Relational Awareness: Transforming
    Disconnection
    by Judith V. Jordan (1995)
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  • The Experience of Migration: A Relational Approach in Therapy
    by Margarita Alvarez, Ph.D. (1995)
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  • A Relational Perspective on Self-Esteem
    by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1994)
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  • Relationships in Groups: Connection, Resonance and Paradox
    by Nicolina Fedele, Ph.D. (1994)
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  • Movement in Therapy: Honoring the “Strategies of Disconnection”
    by Jean Baker Miller, M.D. & Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D. (1994)
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  • Exiled Voices: Dissociation and the “Return of the Repressed” in Women’s Narratives
    by Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D (1994)
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  • Couples Therapy: A Relational Approach
    by Stephen J. Bergman, M.D., Ph.D. and Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D. (1994)
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  • Women, Race and Racism: A Dialogue in Black and White
    by Andrea Ayvazian Ph.D & Beverly Daniel Tatum Ph.D (1994)
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  • Racial Identity Development and Relational Theory: The Case of Black Women in White Communities
    by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D. (1993)
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  • The Conundrum of Mutuality: A Lesbian Dialogue
    by Natalie Eldridge, Ph.D., Julie Mencher, M.S.W., & Suzanne Slater, M.S.W. (1993)
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  • Building Connection Through Diversity
    by Cynthia Garcia Coll, Ph.D., Robin Cook-Nobles, Ed.D., & Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D. (1993)
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  • The Woman-Man Relationship: Impasses and Possibilities
    by Stephen J. Bergman, M.D., Ph.D., & Janet Surrey, Ph.D. (1992)
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  • Relational Resilience
    by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1992)
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  • A Relational Approach to Therapeutic Impasses
    by Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D. (1992)
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  • On the Integration of Sexuality: Lesbians and Their Mothers
    Wendy B. Rosen, Ph.d., LISCW (1992)
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  • Cultural Diversity: Implications for Theory and Practice
    by Cynthia Garcia Coll, Ph.D. (1992)
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  • Alienation and Anger: A Black and a White Woman’s Struggle for Mutuality in an Unjust World
    by Katie G. Cannon, Ph.D. & Carter Heyward, Ph.D. (1992)
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  • A Relational Reframing of Therapy
    by Jean Baker Miller, M.D. & Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D. (1991)
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  • The Movement of Mutuality and Power
    by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1991)
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  • Men’s Psychological Development: A Relational Perspective
    Stephen J. Bergman, M.D., Ph.D. (1991)
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  • Borderline Personality Disorder and Childhood Abuse: Revisions in Clinical Thinking and Treatment Approach
    by Eleanor A. Saunders, Ph.D. & Frances Arnold, Ph.D. (1991)
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  • Surviving Incest: One Woman’s Struggle for Connection
    by Alexandra G. Kaplan, Ph.D. (1991)

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  • Some Misconceptions and Reconceptions of a Relational Approach
    by Jean Baker Miller, M.D., Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D., Alexandra G. Kaplan, Irene P. Stiver, & Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D. (1991)
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  • Courage in Connection: Conflict, Compassion, Creativity
    by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1990)
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  • Women and Suicide: The Cry for Connection
    by Alexandra G. Kaplan, Ph.D., & Rona Klein, M.D. (1990)
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  • Revisioning Women’s Anger: The Personal and the Global
    by Jean Baker Miller, M.D. & Janet Surrey, Ph.D. (1990)
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  • Intimacy in Lesbian Relationships: A Critical Re-Examination of Fusion
    by Julie Mencher, M.S.W. (1990)
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  • Empathy Revisited
    by Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D., Alexandra Kaplan, Ph.D., & Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1990)
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  • Dysfunctional Families and Wounded Relationships - Part II
    by Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D. (1990)
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  • Dysfunctional Families and Wounded Relationships - Part I
    by Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D. (1990)
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  • Women’s Groups: How Connections Heal
    by Nicolina M. Fedele, Ph.D. & Elizabeth A. Harrington, Ph.D. (1990)
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    1980s
    • Relational Development: Therapeutic Implications of Empathy and Shame
      by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1989) Paper No. 39
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    • Coming Out and Relational Empowerment: A Lesbian Feminist Theological Perspective
      by Carter Heyward, Ph.D. (1989)
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    • Feeling Like a Fraud: Part Two
      by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D. (1989)
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    • Reworking the Relationship: College Students and Their Divorcing Parents
      by Katherine Stone Kaufmann, M.S.W., Ed.D. (1988)
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    • From Depression to Sadness in Women’s Psychotherapy
      by Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D., & Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (1988)
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    • Connections, Disconnections and Violations
      by Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (1988)
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    • Relationship and Empowerment
      by Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D. (1987)
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    • Beyond the Oedipus Complex: Mothers and Daughters
      by Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D. (1986)
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    • Clarity in Connection: Empathic Knowing, Desire and Sexuality
      by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1986)
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    • The Meaning of Mutuality
      by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1986)
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    • What Do We Mean by Relationships?
      by Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (1986)
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    • Women and their Many Roles
      by Brunetta R. Wolfman, Ph.D. (1985)
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    • The Construction of Anger in Women and Men
      by Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (1985)
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    • Self-in-Relation: A Theory of Women’s Development
      by Janet L. Surrey, Ph.D. (1985)
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    • The Mother-Infant Tie: 50 Years of Theory, Science, and Science Fiction
      by Beverly Birns, Ph.D. (1985)
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    • The Meaning of Care: Reframing Treatment Models
      by Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D. (1985)
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    • Growing Up Intellectually: Issues for College Women
      by Blythe Clinchy, Ph.D., & Claire Zimmerman, Ph.D. (1985)
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    • Feeling Like a Fraud
      by Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D. (1985)
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    • Women’s Self Development in Late Adolescence
      by Alexandra G. Kaplan, Ph.D., Rona Klein, M.D., & Nancy A. Gleason, M.S.W. (1985)
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    • Psychological Barriers to Black Women’s Career Development
      by Clevonne Turner, M.S.W. (1984)
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    • The Meanings of “Dependency” in Female-Male Relationships
      by Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D. (1984)
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    • Empathy and Self Boundaries
      by Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. (1984)
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    • The Self-in-Relation: Implications for Depression in Women
      by Alexandra G. Kaplan, Ph.D. (1984)
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    • The Development of Women’s Sense of Self
      Jean Baker Miller, M.D. (1984)
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    • Work Inhibitions in Women
      by Irene P. Stiver, Ph.D. (1983)
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    • Women and Power
      by Jean Baker Miller, Ph.D. (1982)
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