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ERIC Number: ED463488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 28
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The Freshman Odyssey: Classical Metaphors for Counseling College Students.
Sandoz, Jeff
This paper highlights the use of analogies and metaphors in counseling sessions with a focus on the college freshman experience as a living, contemporary example of how clients may experience mythic themes in their lives. Drawing from the ideas of Joseph Campbell, characters found in classical Greek mythology, as well as contemporary myths as revealed in literature and movies, this paper explains how myth, regardless of culture of origin or temporality, can be used by counselors as a metaphor for the student's everyday challenges in living. The elements of myth, including classical and modern examples of myth, are explained. Appreciation for the applicability of myth as metaphor is explained using contemporary myth and situations in which mythic themes are readily evident, such as the college freshman experience and the graduate school experience. (GCP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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