Keywords

individuality, values, personal beliefs

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 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

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2003

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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