Relational Cultural Theory Collective (RCTC)

Relational Cultural Theory Collective (RCTC) is an international group of mental health clinicians, educators and community leaders who study, teach and advance the application of Relational Cultural Theory (RCT).  The central tenet of RCT is that people develop through and toward relationship, which occurs within and is influenced by a cultural context. Above all, RCT asserts that people need to be in healthy, authentic connection with others in order to open up, to shift, to transform, to heal and to grow.  

Members of the Collective are well-versed in the practical application of RCT in a variety of settings and are available to teach and present to mental health organizations, academic institutions and community groups.  

The Collective hosts an annual conference and works closely with the International Center for Growth In Connection.

The 2020 RCTC conference, Relational Resilience: Movement in Connection was postponed due to the pandemic. For more information about the RCTC or the 2020 conference email:


Founding Members:

Roseann Adams, MSW, LCSW

Chicago, Illinois

Denise M. Dojka, PsyD

Geneva, Illinois

Theresa L Epstein, MSW, LICSW

Seattle, Washington

Shannon Finn, MSW, RSW

Alberta, Canada

Molly Hinchman, PhD

West Cornwall, Connecticut

Erica J. Seidel, Psy.D.

Brooklyn, New York


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