ERIC Number: ED462638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
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SocioDynamic Perspective and the Practice of Counselling.
Peavy, R. Vance
SocioDynamic Counseling, a registered Canadian Trademark, is a new type of counseling created to meet the needs of a changing world. It places a greater emphasis on creativity and cooperation between counselor and client, and upon acknowledging the importance of context in counseling. The SocioDynamic perspective is both a spanning perspective and a philosophy of helping. It encompasses constructivist themes, neo-Vygotskian coconstructivism, and liminality. In addition to background information on the philosophy of the helping model, procedural knowledge is presented in order to transform the philosophical ideas into practice. A practical definition of SocioDynamic Counseling is described in which the narrated self, authored life, and life space form the principal working concepts. Self-observation is encouraged as a pathway to successful cultural participation. (Contains 34 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Constructivism (Learning), Context Effect, Cooperation, Counseling Theories, Counselor Client Relationship, Foreign Countries, Social Environment, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada