ERIC Number: EJ699257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-22
Alienation: A Concept for Understanding Low-Income, Urban Clients
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, v43 n2 p188 Fall 2004
The author examines the concept of alienation and how it can be used to understand low-income, urban clients. A description is presented of 4 dimensions of alienation: powerlessness, meaninglessness, normlessness, and social isolation. Case illustrations are provided, and recommendations are made for counseling alienated clients. This article reviews the literature regarding alienation and then discusses counseling strategies that can be used with low-income, urban clients experiencing alienation.
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Counselor Client Relationship, Alienation, Urban Areas, Social Isolation, Counseling Techniques
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A