Abstract

Individualistic values characterize contemporary society and many popular approaches to mental health treatment. This paper critiques the individualistic values embedded in the helping professions that implicitly contradict the teachings ofJesus Christ, the surest foundation for mental health interventions. Members of AMCAP are encouraged to search out and replace problematic values that contradict gospel teachings which have been integrated into contemporary mental health practice.

Original Publication Citation

Smith, T. B., & Draper, M. R. (23). From the individual to individualism: A critique of the helping professions. AMCAP Journal, 28, 2-24.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2003-01-01

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/2798

Publisher

Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

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