The author thanks James T. Hansen for helpful feedback during preparation of the article.
Response to Hansen: Economic Pressures, Not Science, Undermine Humanistic Counseling
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 206–216, October 2012
How to Cite
LEIBERT, T. W. (2012), Response to Hansen: Economic Pressures, Not Science, Undermine Humanistic Counseling. Jrnl Humanistic Counseling, 51: 206–216. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00021.x
- Issue published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Received 06/01/11; Revised 09/28/11; Accepted 10/18/11
The author contends that it was economic interests, not reductionist scientific methods, that displaced the humanities as the basis for counseling profession. Attacking scientific methods may inadvertently marginalize humanistic counselors. Instead, science in counseling should be viewed more broadly and thereby support the humanities as a basis for counseling.