Rejoinder to Leibert
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 217–222, October 2012
How to Cite
HANSEN, J. T. (2012), Rejoinder to Leibert. Jrnl Humanistic Counseling, 51: 217–222. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00022.x
- Issue published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Received 10/09/11; Revised 10/25/11; Accepted 10/25/11
Leibert (2012) argues that economic and policy interests have caused counseling culture to be structured according to the values of traditional scientific ideology. He proposes that a postpositivist paradigm would move counseling beyond the restrictive ideological boundaries of positivism. Although the author agrees with many of Leibert's points, he argues that Leibert's conceptualization of causality is overly restrictive and that postpositivism does not have the proper ideological ingredients to transform counseling culture.