The philosophical problems of counselor subjectivism in individual insight psychotherapy

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dc.contributor.advisor Robertson, Robert E. en_US Thomsen, Gregory Lee, 1950- en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:36Z 2011-06-03T19:31:36Z 1975 en_US 1975
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1975 .T56 en_US
dc.identifier.other N630B z en_US
dc.identifier.other Videotape 1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis has explored the philosophical problems resulting from subtle and unconscious manipulations a rehabilitation counselor of insight psychotherapy, for instance, might easily practice on his clients. Because actual research of outcomes resulting from therapeautic counselor-client interactions seems nonexistent, the method of this thesis is built around the author's personal experiences as a client of rehabilitation psychotherapy.If a client is manipulated by a counselor to conform to a therapeautic role, then the existential and phenomenological objectives of insight psychotherapy are not being met and the therapy is ethically impure because of its tendency to manipulate human beings. The phenomenological and existential structure of insight psychotherapy are also in paradox because of the nature of the therapy itself. There cannot exist both freedom and non-freedom at the same time.The popular practice of contemporary insight psychotherapy demands research to determine the essence of the process of such therapies to insure that change in therapy includes change for the better, rather than destructive change.
dc.format.extent iii, 99 leaves ; 28 cm. + 1 videoreel (4 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title The philosophical problems of counselor subjectivism in individual insight psychotherapy en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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