Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development

A scholarly journal devoted to the development of humanistic counseling and education practices in schools. Publishes original research and critical reviews emphasizing innovative programs and practices that promote tolerance, nurture diversity, and uphol

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring

Common Factors: Where the Soul of Counseling and Psychotherapy Resides
The authors show how theoretical and empirical findings from the common factors and psychotherapy integration literatures possess potential for infusing soul into psychotherapy. They describe the term soul, outline how the definition translates into...
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Courage: Its Nature and Development
Courage is presented as the energizing catalyst for choosing growth over safety needs. A content analysis of the literature reveals 3 dimensions of courage: fear, appropriate action, and a higher purpose. Guidelines and strategies for developing courage...
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Facilitating the Identity Development of Counseling Graduate Students as Researchers
Despite concerted efforts to modify research training environments to facilitate interest in research, graduate students in applied areas of counseling publish at low rates. This article discusses 2 identity development theories and provides suggestions...
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Motivations, Philosophy, and Therapeutic Approaches of a Child-Centered Play Therapist: An Interview with Garry L. Landreth
To encourage counselors to implement humanistic approaches with children, the author conducted an interview with Garry Landreth, a renowned child-centered play therapist. Landreth's motivations, theoretical philosophy, therapeutic approaches, case...
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Multidimensional Perfectionism and Rogerian Personality Constructs
The Feelings, Reactions, and Beliefs Survey (FRBS) was administered to 141 undergraduate students to evaluate differences in Rogerian personality constructs among adaptive, maladaptive, and nonperfectionists. The groups differed significantly on 5...
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Optimizing the Informal Curriculum: One Counselor Education Program Model
An annual project involving students and faculty in a collaborative, 6-month planning process that culminates in a half-day program with both didactic and experiential components is presented as a model for creating powerful learning experiences external...
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Personal Definitions of Masculinity and Femininity as an Aspect of Gender Self-Concept
Analyses of responses to the Hoffman Gender Scale (R. M. Hoffman, L. D. Borders, & J. A. Hattie, 2000) questions "What do you mean by femininity?" (female respondents) and "What do you mean by masculinity?" (male respondents) provided a framework...
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Postmodernism and Humanism: A Proposed Integration of Perspectives That Value Human Meaning Systems
Both postmodernism and humanism place a high value on individual differences in meaning systems. However, there are significant theoretical barriers to integrating these systems into a counseling orientation. A theoretical integration is proposed,...
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Promoting Tolerance for Ambiguity in Counselor Training Programs
Counselors-in-training are challenged with the ambiguity inherent in skill acquisition and development processes. This article explores the concept of ambiguity and ambiguity tolerance in counselors-in-training. A framework is provided for conceptualizing...
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Teaching Assessment and Appraisal: Humanistic Strategies and Activities for Counselor Educators
This article describes the incorporation of humanistic strategies and interactive activities for counselor educators who teach counseling courses in assessment or appraisal. This information helps demonstrate the utility qt practical humanistic knowledge...
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