Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice


Rick Reinkraut

Publication Date

Summer 2008


The concept therapist use of self is examined. Reasons for incorporating the moral awareness of the counselor into this concept are presented and a case example is discussed. The salience of this issue in the context of a post-positivist social science is addressed and contextualized within a multicultural frame. A critique of the notion of therapeutic moral neutrality is presented. The discussion concludes with a proposed framing of the concept of therapist use of self.



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