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ERIC Number: ED012951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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THE MAKING OF A COUNSELOR, STEP ONE--RE-EDUCATION.
KIEFFER, KENNETH F.
A CATHOLIC PRIEST DESCRIBES HIS MOVE FROM THE ADVICE GIVING TECHNIQUES INCULCATED IN SEMINARY TRAINING TO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION OF COUNSELING THEORIES. HISTORICALLY, THE CLERGY HAS BEEN SUSPICIOUS OF PERSONALITY AND MENTAL HEALTH THEORIES. A PATERNAL, AUTHORITARIAN APPROACH TO THE PARISHIONER'S PROBLEMS HAS BEEN THE PRACTICE. THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL IN 1965 ENCOURAGED AN AWARENESS OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH WITH STATEMENTS THAT SEEMED TO SUGGEST KNOWLEDGE OF CARL ROGERS AND HIS COUNSELING THEORY. THE EMPHASIS OF ROGERIAN THEORY ON THE SELF AS THE DIRECTING FORCE IN BEHAVIOR, AND UPON THE IDEALS OF DEMOCRACY, ARE IN ACCORD WITH CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES. HOWEVER, THERE ARE TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIN AND GRACE WHICH MUST FIT INTO A THEORETICAL RATIONALE BEFORE A PRIEST CAN ACCEPT ROGERIAN THEORY. THERE IS ALSO THE SUGGESTION OF NATURALISM IN ROGER'S SELF-ACTUALIZATION PRINCIPLE TO BE STUDIED IN LIGHT OF THEOLOGICAL THOUGHT. THROUGH INTELLECTUAL STUDY AND INSIGHT INTO COUNSELING THEORY, THE PRIEST USED NEW AND MORE EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES TO HELP PEOPLE. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARS IN PERSPECTIVES ON COUNSELING, VOLUME 1, NO. 1, SPRING, 1966, PP. 36-45. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Graduate School.
Identifiers: JOURNAL ARTICLES; Rogers (Carl)