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ERIC Number: EJ774973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7960
The Developmental Perspective in Integral Counseling
Cook-Greuter, Susanne R.; Soulen, Jeffrey
Counseling and Values, v51 n3 p180 Apr 2007
The process of making meaning is a core determinant of human experience. Understanding this process, developmentally, is a vital part of integral counseling. In this article, the authors introduce the concept of ego development stages as increasingly complex and flexible systems of meaning making. An understanding of ego development stages can help counselors to assist clients in a way that recognizes that people not only come in different "types" but also differ significantly in the level of their meaning-making capacity. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A