A Return to the Human in Humanism: A Response to Hansen's Humanistic Vision
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 164–175, October 2012
How to Cite
LEMBERGER, M. E. (2012), A Return to the Human in Humanism: A Response to Hansen's Humanistic Vision. Jrnl Humanistic Counseling, 51: 164–175. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00015.x
- Issue published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Received 06/01/11; Revised 08/11/11; Accepted 09/06/11
- counseling research;
- counseling practice
In his extension of the humanistic vision, Hansen (2012) recommends that counseling practitioners and scholars adopt operations that are consistent with his definition of a multiple-perspective philosophy. Alternatively, the author of this article believes that Hansen has reduced the capacity of the human to interpret meaning through quantitative research methodologies, diagnostic assessment, and other forms of counseling practice.