Introduction to the Guidelines of the
Re-evaluation Counseling Community

(Excerpts from the 2022 Guidelines)

This introduction consists of those Guidelines thought to be of most relevance to people beginning to learn about Re-evaluation Counseling (RC) and the RC Community. 

This introduction includes references to Guidelines, notes, and appendices not contained in this excerpted edition.  These can be found in the full edition of the Guidelines

This introduction does not have an index.  The full Guidelines contains an index. 

Guidelines For
The Re-evaluation Counseling Communities

Adopted at the August 9-14, 2022
World Conference
held on Zoom

About the Guidelines for the RC Community on the
         RC Community's Website

Consent for Young Person's Participation

Information on Guideline M.5. (Sexual Misconduct) for the
         RC Communities

A. The Re-evaluation Counseling Community

A.1. What Is the RC Community

A.2. The Nature of Relationships in the RC Community

A.3. The One-Point Program of the RC Community

A.4. The Membership of the Community

A.5. Confidentiality*

A.6. Handling Difficulties in Relationships in the
         RC Community

B. Communication to Prospective Co-Counselors

B.1. Basic Method Is One-to-One

B.2. Choosing New Co-Counselors

C. Re-evaluation Counseling Classes

C.2. Goals of RC Classes

Basic Goals

C.3. Structure of RC Classes

Content of Classes
   Screening for Classes
Expectations of Class Members

D. Requirements for Re-evaluation Counseling

D.1. Certification of RC Teachers*

Certification Required
   Application to Teach
Teaching Credential
Inactive Teachers
Suspension of Credentials

D.2. Requirements of RC Teachers*

Experience and Knowledge
   Moving Against Distress

D.4. Maintaining the Uniqueness and Consistency of
         RC Theory

E. Structure and Leadership of the Re-evaluation
         Counseling Community

E.1. Structure of the Community-Leadership

Expectations of Leaders

E.2. Structure of the Community-Liberation

  Role of the International Liberation Reference Persons and
         International Commonality Reference Persons
Development of Liberation Leadership
Support Groups

F. Achieving Correct Positions and Making Decisions

F.1.  Achieving Correct Positions on Issues

F.2. Draft Liberation Policies

G. Re-evaluation Counseling Workshops

G.1. Workshops-Overview

Workshops at Each Level
   Goal of Diversity
Young People
Approval to Attend
Care of the Environment

G.2. Interpreting at Workshops

G.12. Considering the Carbon Footprint of RC Workshops

H. Re-evaluation Counseling Community Finances

H.1. Outreach Funds of the RC Community

H.2. Class Fees and Outreach Funds

Class Fees
   Outreach Funds

H.3. Regional and Area Classes, Support Groups, and
         Playdays, and Area Gather-ins*

Payment to Area Outreach and Community Service Funds

H.5. Regional and International Workshops
         and Gather-ins*

Payment to the Community Service Fund

H.14. Outreach to All Groups Targeted by Oppression

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

I.1. Offering RC Practices and Insights beyond the
         RC Community

I.2. Activities Outside the RC Community

I.3. Communicating about RC Outside the RC Community

J. Publications

J.2. Duplicating and Electronically Distributing RC
         Publications and Other Materials*

J.5. Translations of Publications

Designation of Translation Coordinators
   Job of the Translation Coordinator
Availability of Translations

J.7. Preserving Confidentiality When Writing
         About Others

J.8. Use of Pseudonyms/Anonymity by Authors

K. Electronic Communications, the Internet, and

K.1. Internet Safety

K.2. RC Community Websites

The RC Community's Website
   The "New-to-RC" and "What is Re-evaluation Counseling?"

K.4. RC Community E-mail Discussion Lists (Listservs)

   Language Liberation
   Posting Links
Forwarding or Copying Postings

K.5. Handling of Personal and Sensitive Data by
         Organizers and Co-Counselors

L. Use of the Guidelines

L.1. Use and Modification of the Guidelines

   Following the Guidelines
Review and Modification

M. Co-Counseling Relationships

M.1. The No-Socializing Policy*

Maintaining a Safe Environment
   Feelings that Interfere
If We Socialize
Responsible Co-Counseling Relationships
If We Persist with Socializing

M.2. Co-Counselors in Organizations Outside of the
         RC Community

M.3. Social Media and Communication Applications

M.5. Handling Oppressor Patterns including Sexual
         Misconduct, and Addressing Mistakes, Disagreements,
         and Criticism

Part A. Handling Oppressor Patterns and Addressing
         Mistakes, Disagreements, and Criticism

Our Commitment
   How to Take Responsibility
Addressing Issues and Concerns
Issues with Leaders and the Community

Part B. Addressing Sexual Misconduct in the RC Community

   Young People
How to Raise a Concern of Sexual Misconduct
The Ad Hoc Complaint Review Committee
The Complaint Resolution Process
Intervening in Sexual Misconduct
No Retaliation
Effective Use of this Guideline

N. Psychiatric Drugs and Re-evaluation Counseling

N.1. Psychiatric Drugs and RC Community Members

N.2. Stopping Psychiatric Drug Use

N.3. Psychiatric Drugs and RC Participation

O. Disruptions, Attacks and Criticism of RC

O.1. Handling Disruptions in the RC Community

Appendix: Forms

Form for Consent for Young Person

Appendix: Required Guidelines



* Guidelines followed by an asterisk (*) have the force of a requirement.

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