individuality, values, personal beliefs
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 of Jesus Christ, the surest foundation for mental health interventions. Members of AMCAP are encouraged to search out and replace other problematic values that contradict gospel teachings but that have been integrated into contemporary mental health practice.
Original Publication Citation
Smith, T. B., & Draper, M. R. (2003). From individuality to individualism: A critique of the helping professions. AMCAP Journal, 28,20-24
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Smith, Timothy B. and Draper, Matthew R., "From individuality to individualism: A critique of the helping" (2003). Faculty Publications. 3143.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education