1. Setting the Stage: The I-Thou Therapeutic Relationship 2. Establishing the Central Theme in the Discussion: Bringing Respect into the Room 3. Processing Disrespect: Honoring Pain and Loss 4. Rebuilding the Self: Growing into Personal Respect 5. Interpersonal Respect: Couples Relating Respectfully 6. Parenting Respectfully: Families Developing Healthy Bonds 7. Group Therapy: Strangers Learning to Respect Themselves and Others 8. Enlarging the Circle: Transpersonal Respect, Multiculturalism and Social Justice 9. Therapist Respect Thyself: Maintaining Balance and Self Care. Conclusion
Susanne Slay-Westbrook is a practicing professional counselor and marriage and family therapist in Texas, USA.
"It's rare to find a new, emerging approach so comprehensive and concrete. This represents a dynamic move forward for the mental health and social service field." - Gena M. Minnix, Seminary of the Southwest, TX "With a sound theoretical base in familiar developmental and psychological theory, Slay-Westbrook offers a unique framework for clinicians that makes respect a centerpiece of the therapeutic process and highlights the importance of respect as a focus in helping to heal damage done by its absence." - Diane M. Harvey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, TX