It was my pleasure to spend 45 minutes speaking with Mike Shook. In this episode, we discuss bringing respect into counseling relationships and processes. We discuss the working definition of Respect Focused Therapy and how it applies to existing modalities and a multitude of therapeutic situations.
Respect-Focused Therapy (RFT) is a foundation on which all modalities and techniques used in therapy can be strongly grounded, in order to produce sound, effective outcomes. This approach offers clients the opportunity to gain experiential understanding of being respected, possibly for the first time, from the therapeutic relationship and then be able to heal old wounds by creating more respect for self and others in the therapeutic process.