Extending the Humanistic Vision: Toward a Humanities Foundation for the Counseling Profession
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
© 2012 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
The Journal of Humanistic Counseling
Special Issue: Humanism Redefined
Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 133–144, October 2012
How to Cite
HANSEN, J. T. (2012), Extending the Humanistic Vision: Toward a Humanities Foundation for the Counseling Profession. Jrnl Humanistic Counseling, 51: 133–144. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00011.x
- Issue published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Received 09/30/10; Revised 10/30/10; Accepted 11/30/10
Founding humanists argued that counseling should be ideologically grounded in the humanities. Currently, professional counseling culture is largely structured by scientific assumptions, which, the author maintains, have had a detrimental impact on the profession. Specific recommendations for shifting professional counseling culture to a humanities foundation are offered.