ERIC Number: ED109556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-25
Reference Count: 0
The Myth of Value Free Counseling.
Kegley, John F.
A counselor's values are inherent in all that he does with a client, ranging from selection of the counseling modality to the decision to terminate facilitative intervention. Value-free counseling is a myth, and recognition of this fact is the first step in arriving at a clear conception of what counseling can, or should, be. A counselor can be considered an advocate for what one can become. In this sense, counseling is a political, value-laden process to create tolerant personalities and safeguard human rights. Whatever means and modalities are employed in counseling to facilitate the development of the tolerant personality, the process must be a liberating one that releases the mind and emotions from ignorance, prejudice, partisanship or superstition, that emancipates the will, stimulates the imagination, broadens the sympathies, generates empathy and makes the client a citizen of the world. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (31st, New York, New York, March 23-26, 1975)