ERIC Number: EJ817574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Copying and Coping Conceptualizations of Language: Counseling and the Ethic of Appreciation for Human Differences
Hansen, James T.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v30 n4 p249-261 Dec 2008
The author takes the position that the foundational value of the counseling profession is an ethic of appreciation for human differences. The professional tool that is used to actualize this value is language. In this regard, the philosophical distinction between copying and coping conceptualizations of language is overviewed. The author argues that the value of the counseling profession is optimally actualized when a coping conceptualization of language is adopted. Implications for current ideological movements and the future of the profession are discussed.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Coping, Counselors, Ethics, Counseling Theories, Counseling, Language Attitudes, Language Role, Individual Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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