ERIC Number: EJ769716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: 26
The Self-System in Integral Counseling
Ingersoll, R. Elliott; Cook-Greuter, Susanne R.
Counseling and Values, v51 n3 p193 Apr 2007
The authors introduce the integral model of the self-system and, using that model, describe the dynamics of healthy growth and the development of psychogenic pathology. Self-identification is described as "sliding" in nature, and stage theories for self-related lines are outlined to help clinicians understand the characteristics of each stage the self may slide into. The authors outline K. Wilber's (2000a) metaphor of ladder, climber, and view to describe both healthy development and the development of pathology. Constructs of translation and transformation are described in the context of ladder, climber, view, and the authors conclude by summarizing clinical approaches to problems in translation.
Descriptors: Pathology, Figurative Language, Translation, Children, Models, Counseling, Counseling Services, Counselors, Adults
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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