The authors present the argument that professional counseling is philosophically grounded in humanism. As evidence, 5 major presuppositions of professional counseling - relationality, development, empowerment, wellness, and social justice - are situated as fundamental to the understanding of humanism. These tenets are presented as a foundation to ground professional counselor identity as humanistic, and thus position humanism as synonymic with professional counseling.
- professional counseling
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology