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A quick creation to Counselling Psychology brings jointly quite a lot of suitable details at the idea and perform of counseling psychology, written during the lens of direct practitioner adventure and incorporating an international standpoint. This available textual content presents concrete details on old advancements within the box as an entire, on education specifications and paths, on careers and domain names of perform, and at the types of projects and demanding situations that practitioners take care of in numerous settings.

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Spinelli (2005) draws attention to the fact that the term ‘phenomenology’ was used both by Kant, as well as by Hegel and Marx, but it was not until later in the 19th century that the philosophical school known as phenomenology was formed. Edmund Husserl (1859–1938) is generally regarded as the founder of modern phenomenology, and was profoundly influenced in his thinking by an earlier philosopher and psychologist, Franz Brentano (1838–1917) who had been interested in the philosophy of mind, in particular the idea of intentionality in the relationship between the subject and the object.

An extremely poignant element of this process, in our view, is the recognition that over many years of social and intellectual development mainstream psychology became divorced from its parent discipline of philosophy and it seems to have fallen to the field of counselling psychology to consider and manage some form of re-integration. As the original issue and gradual fragmentation was much larger than this particular professional field it is not surprising at times that the task can feel too difficult to manage!

180). qxp 36 11/18/2008 6:42 PM Page 36 A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY that: ‘Scientific knowledge, like language, is intrinsically the common property of a group or else nothing at all’ (1970, p. 210). Kuhn’s emphasis on scientific knowledge as the property of a group of scientists grappling with how to arrive at an even better form of knowledge, and faced with inconsistencies in their methods, has been criticized as remaining positioned within a form of representational knowledge, leaving scientists believing that they can still find out what the truth ‘really’ is (Lather, 1992).

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