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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Smith, Timothy B. and Draper, Matthew R., "From the Individual to Individualism: A Critique of the Helping Professions" (2003). Faculty Publications. 518.
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David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
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