This research was supported in part by the Heintzelman Endowment for the Study of Greed and Development of Altruism.
A Qualitative Exploration of Counseling Students' Perception of Altruism
Article first published online: 7 APR 2013
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The Journal of Humanistic Counseling
Volume 52, Issue 1, pages 23–38, April 2013
How to Cite
SWANK, J. M., OHRT, J. H. and ROBINSON, E. H. M. (2013), A Qualitative Exploration of Counseling Students' Perception of Altruism. Jrnl Humanistic Counseling, 52: 23–38. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2013.00030.x
- Issue published online: 7 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 7 APR 2013
- Received 09/16/10; Revised 05/01/11; Accepted 10/11/11
- counseling students;
Empathy is essential to the therapeutic relationship (Rogers, 1957). Altruism appears to be related to empathy, but there has been limited research investigating its development in counselors. This qualitative study explored the development of altruism as perceived by 19 counseling students. The authors discuss the findings and implications for counselor education.