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ERIC Number: EJ857775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
A Grounded Theory of Relational Competencies and Creativity in Counseling: Beginning the Dialogue
Duffey, Thelma; Haberstroh, Shane; Trepal, Heather
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v4 n2 p89-112 2009
Counselors and counselor educators are ethically bound to lifelong development of knowledge and skills that promote personal growth and relational development. The Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC) was established on the principles of relational-cultural theory (RCT), which addresses the role of relational competency in growth-fostering relationships. One of the association's principal goals is to identify and define specific relational competencies that support creative, innovative, inclusive, and relational practice. This article describes the initial research findings of a grounded theory study designed to explore the views and experiences of active ACC members concerning creativity and growth-fostering relational experiences, connections, and disconnections. The role of power is also discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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