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ERIC Number: EJ797205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0035
"Interpersonal" Clients, Students, and Supervisees: Translating Robert Kegan
Eriksen, Karen
Counselor Education and Supervision, v47 n4 p233-248 Jun 2008
The counseling profession prides itself on its developmental focus. However, counselors, counselor educators, and supervisors have generally applied only "phasic," and not "stage," theories to counseling and supervision practice and have not incorporated developmental concepts into their teaching. This article continues the effort of rectifying this situation by explicating the relevance of R. Kegan's (1982, 1994) subject-object theory for counseling, supervision, and counselor education. The author reviews Kegan's (1982, 1994) "interpersonal" and "institutional" stages and applies the theory to promoting development beyond the interpersonal stage in 3 case illustrations: a counseling case, a counselor educator's experience, and a supervision challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A