In Philosophical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy, James Hansen proposes resolutions to four fundamental philosophical questions about knowing, effectiveness, and truth. Presented within the context of the author's struggle to reconcile these philosophical questions with his understanding of patient care, Hansen gives unity and meaning to diverse and seemingly contradictory counseling models.
Dedication Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Mental Health Culture Chapter 2: Introduction to Philosophical Questions Chapter 3: What Does it Mean to Know a Client? Chapter 4: What Makes Counseling Effective? Chapter 5: Are Truths Discovered or Created in the Counseling Relationship? Chapter 6: Should Counselors Abandon the Idea of Truth? Chapter 7: The Journey Continues References Index About the Author