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ERIC Number: EJ836107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Self-Awareness Revisited: Reconsidering a Core Value of the Counseling Profession
Hansen, James T.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n2 p186-193 Spr 2009
The construct of self-awareness is highly valued by the counseling profession. However, the foundational assumptions that support this construct have not been systemically examined and critiqued. The author provides an overview of self-awareness in light of humanistic, psychoanalytic, and postmodernist ideologies. The author concludes that the construct of self-awareness should be replaced by "self-storying." Implications of self-storying for counseling practice are discussed.
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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