ERIC Number: EJ872999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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The Impact of Postmodernism on Counseling: Boon or Bane?
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v32 n1 p66-74 Mar 2010
This article explores the impact of postmodernism on counseling theory and practice. First, it provides an overview of theoretical frameworks of postmodernism. Next, it examines the effects of postmodernism on counseling theories and modalities. Then, it identifies the strengths and limitations of postmodern counseling and points out that one way to address these limitations is to find a synthesis of modernism and postmodernism. Finally, it recommends that the Chinese traditional theory of "Yin" and "Yang" might be helpful to such a synthesis. A caveat is: though postmodernism has much to contribute to counseling theory and practice, critical and reflective thinking on its impact is warranted.
Descriptors: Counseling Theories, Postmodernism, Counseling, Models, Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Reflection
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