ERIC Number: EJ866884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Counselor Identity: Conformity or Distinction?
McLaughlin, Jerry E.; Boettcher, Kathryn
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, v48 n2 p132-143 Fall 2009
The authors explore 3 debates in other disciplines similar to counseling's identity debate in order to learn about common themes and outcomes. Conformity, distinction, and cohesion emerged as common themes. They conclude that counselors should retain their distinctive, humanistic approach rather than conforming to the dominant, medical approach.
Descriptors: Counseling, Counseling Objectives, Professional Recognition, Social Behavior, Differences, Group Unity, Humanism, Caseworker Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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