Feminist Mentoring and Relational Cultural Theory: A Case Example and Implications
Social work educators who identify as feminists often find themselves feeling isolated in the academy and longing for connection. Connection is emphasized in Relational Cultural Theory (RCT), a theory of human development that emphasizes the perspective that individuals grow in relationship with one another. The authors apply RCT to membership on the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (Women's Council), within the Council on Social Work Education. This perspective has explanatory value and can be used to help plan for and facilitate beneficial mentoring experiences. Implications for research and for use in other contexts are considered.
Alvarez, Ann Rosegrant and Lazzari, Marceline M., "Feminist Mentoring and Relational Cultural Theory: A Case Example and Implications" (2016). Social Work & Criminal Justice Publications. 332.