Features and Problems of Personalistic Counseling



The paper focuses on personalistic features of social humanistic counseling. From the very start traumatic experiences of an individual are considered — in their nature and psychological structure - not as purely psy- chophysiological, but rather as personally relevant ethical ones. The physiological aspect of a problem gives way to the ethical aspect, for the victim of a trauma is faced with the same ethical issues as everyone else, but traumatic experiences make it harder for him/her to resolve them. Thus the key task of personalistic counsel- ing would be the rehabilitation of the victim as a personality creatively involved in solving topical social prob- lems. This task can be fulfilled not only by means of helping the victim to cope with his/her individual prob- lems, but also by placing social responsibility for risks of moral value destruction upon the counselor.

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Keywords: social humanistic counseling, personalistic counseling, psychological trauma, personifier, social personifier, social neurotic, socialized personality, relationships of power, meaning-making values

Journal rubric: Psychotherapy and Psychocorrection

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Krasilo A.I. Features and Problems of Personalistic Counseling. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2014. Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 95–104. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Aleksandr I. Krasilo, PhD in Psychology, Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1996-0629, e-mail: aikrasilo@list.ru



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