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ERIC Number: EJ783345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7960
Does Counseling Need the Mind?
Kernes, Jerry L.
Counseling and Values, v52 n2 p125 Jan 2008
In this article, the author argues that the language used in counseling practice is largely a common sense language using mentalistic words. Basic mentalistic assumptions and challenges to those assumptions are outlined. The practical consequences of retaining or discarding mentalism in counseling are discussed. The author concludes that mentalistic language persists in counseling practice because it offers a useful vocabulary, but that the counseling field could benefit from adopting a path similar to that used in the cognitive sciences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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