Extending the Humanistic Vision: Toward a Humanities Foundation for the Counseling Profession

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concerning this article should be addressed to James T. Hansen, Department of Counseling, Oakland University, 450E Pawley Hall, Rochester, MI 48309 (e-mail: jthansen@oakland.edu).

Abstract

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.

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