Jean Baker Miller Training Institute Audio


  • Who Do You Think You Are?

    We are more alike than we are unalike – or so says the often quoted poem by Maya Angelou. Yet a substantial part of our cultural heritage is a racialized narrative that not only emphasizes our differences, but also ranks them as indicators of human worth.

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  • Kate Price, M.A.: Longing to Belong: Relational Risks and Resilience in U.S. Prostituted Children

    Lunchtime Seminar March 15, 2012 (50:52 min.)

    Prostituted children are vulnerable to exploitation through the lack of secure relationships and histories of betrayal.

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  • Amy Banks, M.D.: The Smart Vagus: Understanding the Social Wisdom of the Tenth Cranial Nerve

    Lunchtime Seminar March 3, 2011 (64:04 min.)

    In this lecture, Amy Banks, M.D. will discuss the “smart vagus” nerve as described by neuroscientist Dr. Stephan Porges.

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  • Judith V. Jordan, Ph.D. : Empowering Relationships, Expanding Human Possibility

    October 28, 2010 (68:20 min.)

    In order to enhance wellbeing, the desire for connection and community must be honored. In this talk, Judith Jordan, Ph.D., will explore the importance of growth-fostering relationships in people’s lives.

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  • Linda Hartling, Ph.D.: From Humuliation to Appreciation: Walking Toward Our Talk

    February 22, 2007  (53:58 min.)

    This talk suggested that chronic lack of appreciation leads to demoralizing feelings of humiliation. Using Relational-Cultural Theory as a fundamental framework, Linda Hartling, Ph.D., associate director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women, explored how this phenomenon—lack of appreciation—foments social pain through devaluation, demoralization, and disconnection.

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  • Maureen Walker: Hope in Action: Healing Practices of Power and Possibility

    March 5, 2009  (69:01 min.)

    In this presentation, Maureen Walker, Ph.D., Director of Program Development at JBMTI, discusses why noble intentions alone are insufficient to advance a social action agenda. Indeed, the hopes and aspirations on which social justice organizations are founded often dissipate under the weight of a power paradigm that normalizes relational constriction and hyper-control.

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  • Amy Banks, M.D. : The Heart of Change: What Really Moves Us

    March 11, 2010  (59:16 min.)

    Amy Banks, M.D. discusses how we change and grow by exploring the final common pathyway of change - the development of new neural pathways in our minds and bodies.

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