ERIC Number: EJ874075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Consequences of the Postmodernist Vision: Diversity as the Guiding Value for the Counseling Profession
Hansen, James T.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v88 n1 p101-107 Win 2010
The counseling profession has strongly identified with the multicultural movement. Nevertheless, postmodernism, which is the ideological foundation of multiculturalism, has had relatively little impact on other segments of the profession. The author argues that many realms of the counseling profession are locked within modernism and could be significantly enriched by a foundational shift to postmodernism. Two of these realms, professional identity issues and the helping relationship, are elaborated, and conclusions for counseling practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Cultural Pluralism, Postmodernism, Counselors, Counselor Training, Self Concept, Values, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Counseling Effectiveness
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