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ERIC Number: ED044742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-7
Pages: 19
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Paleolithic Counseling - The Good Old Days.
King, Paul T.
This paper outlines what clients were like in the "Good Ol' Days", as compared with what they are like now. Formerly clients appeared to come in with a plethora of ego energy, while now it seems more like a depletion. Explicit in our culture now is the idea that it is almost healthy and good to publicize one's private experience. Some of counselors'"tried and true" counseling methods of the past are less than overwhelmingly successful with clients who hold these values, and who bring in such value derivation problems. Thus a fundamental change in techniques may be called for. New forces have appeared such as the problems of population explosion and a time limited planet. If counseling psychology is to continue to remain viable and relevant more segments of the profession should become involved in problems that are usurping the minds of the lay public at the present time. One immediate change would be to have psychological service centers and counseling psychologists rescue the ear of university faculty and administrators from the confusions which surround it. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.