ERIC Number: ED456344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Psychocultural Aspects of Conflict and Resolution: A Primer for Professional Counselors.
Holmes, Gary E.; Stalling, Janice E.
The fact that interpersonal conflict and subsequent resolution are primarily social behaviors between groups of people often becomes obscured by cultural norms. Professional counselors routinely encounter conflict in their work with clients. This paper provides an introductory discussion on the psychocultural aspects of conflict to assist counselors in understanding the social dimensions. Struggling with some form of social conflict is common among counseling clients of all ages. Counselors may find therapeutic value in helping clients explore the cultural and social foundation of conflict. By examining the forces of culture and society that lead to predictable conflict behavior, clients may develop alternative responses for themselves and others. (Contains 34 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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