2017 Adopted Guidelines for the RC Community

These are the 2017 Guidelines for the RC Community, as adopted by the 2017 World Conference, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, August 8-13, 2017.  Currently these adopted Guidelines are being edited for ease of reading.  A final version of the 2017 Guidelines will be printed and online by January 1, 2018.  Also adopted at the 2017 World Conference was an Introduction to the Guidelines (a shorter version), to be used with people newer to RC. That too will be available by January 1. 

Chapter A. The Re-evaluation Counseling Community

1) What is the Re-evaluation Counseling Community?  

2) The Nature of Relationships in the RC Community

3) The One-Point Program of the RC Communities  

4) The Membership of the Community

Chapter B. Communication to Prospective Co-Counselors

1) Basic Method is One-to-One

2) Creating Opportunities for People to Move Toward Becoming Co-Counselors

3) Choosing New Co-Counselors

4) Fundamentals Classes

Chapter C. Re-evaluation Counseling Classes

1) Basic Content of Meetings of Co-Counselors

2) Goals of Re-evaluation Counseling Classes

3) Structure of RC Classes

4) Uniqueness and Consistency of RC Theory

5) Online Classes

Chapter D. Requirements for Re-evaluation Counseling Teachers

1) Certification of Re-evaluation Counseling Teachers

2) Requirements of RC Teachers

3) Assistant Teachers

4) Not Mixing RC with Other Theories

5) Community Support—Culturally Enforced Distress Patterns

Chapter E. Structure and Leadership of the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities

1) Structure of the Community—Leadership

2) Structure of the Community—Liberation and Leaders of Liberation and Commonality Constituencies

3) Structure of the Community—International Reference Person, Alternate International Reference Person

4) Structure of the Community—Organizing Locally

5) Formation of an Area and Selection of the Area Reference Person

6) Functions of the Area Reference Person

7) Area Membership Meetings

8) Struggling Areas

9) Growth of New Areas from Existing Areas

10) Regional Reference Person

11) Developing New Reference Persons

12) Unpaid Work in Service of the Community

13) Group Responsibility for a Leader’s Re-emergence

Chapter F. Making Decisions and Achieving Correct Positions

1) Achieving Correct Positions on Issues

2) Draft Liberation Policies

3) Reaching Decision

Chapter G. Re-evaluation Counseling Workshops

1) Workshops—Overview

2) Class Workshops

3) Area Workshops

4) Regional Workshops

5) International Workshops

6) Teachers’ and Leaders’ Workshops

7) Multi-Regional and International Liberation and Commonality Workshops

8) Conferences

9) Cooperative Workshops

Chapter H. Re-evaluation Counseling Community Finances

1) Outreach Funds of the RC Community

2) Class Fees and Outreach Funds

3) Classes, Support Groups, Playdays, and Area Gather-ins

4) Class and Area Workshops and Daylong Playdays

5) Regional and International Workshops and Gather-ins

6) RC Classes, Programs, and Workshops Conducted Outside of the RC Communities  

7) Outreach Finances: Communities Outside the United States

8) Maintaining Outreach Funds

9) Workshops Funded by International Outreach Funds

10) Maintenance Funds

11) Leaders’ and Organizers’ Fees; Expenses

12) Sliding Fee Scales

13) Assisting the Re-evaluation Foundation’s Outreach Efforts

14) Outreach to All Groups Targeted by Oppression

Chapter I. Communicating about Re-evaluation Counseling Outside the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities

1) Spreading RC Practices and Insights Beyond the RC Community

2) Activities Outside the Re-evaluation Counseling Communities

3) Publicity

Chapter J. Translations of Publications and Interpreting at Workshops

1) Translations of Publications

2) Publishing Translations

3) Interpreting at Workshops

Chapter K. Publications

1) Publications

2) Requirement for Publication and Duplication

3) Transcripts and Audio and Video Recordings of Workshops

4) Publications Royalties

5) Preserving Confidentiality When Writing about Others

6) Use of Pseudonyms/Anonymity by Authors

Chapter L. Electronic Communication and the Internet

1) Internet Security

2) RC Websites

3) The Creation of Local Websites

4) Access to Websites

5) Electronic Mailing Lists

Chapter M. Use of the Guidelines

1) Use and Modification of the Guidelines

2) Application of the Guidelines to New Communities

Chapter N. Relationships—The No-Socializing Policy

1) Co-Counseling Relationships

2) Organizations Outside of the RC Community

3) Electronic Communications

Chapter O. Psychiatric Drugs and Re-evaluation Counseling

1) Psychiatric Drugs and Re-evaluation Counseling

2) Psychiatric Drugs, RC Classes, and RC Workshops

Chapter P. Attacks, Criticism, and Disagreements

1) Handling Attacks

2) Handling Disagreement, Criticism, and Upset

3) Public Criticism of RC from Outside the Communities


I. Leaders’ Groups

II. Self-Estimation

III. Avoiding National Structures

IV. Reaching Decision

V. Projects Aimed Outside the RC Communities

VI. “Counsel the Leader”

VII. Forms


Appendix of Lengthy Reasons: N.1., N.3., O.1.

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