The influence of the psychologist's personality in counseling: using the example of two cases



Using the example of two consultations an attempt is made to show the role of the psychologist's personality, his axiological position in counseling. A negative and a positive result of two consultations is presented where the final result was determined by the different axiological position of the psychologist. An experience of building a dialogue in counseling is presented: conditions are considered under which a positive result and the birth of a healing word became possible.

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Keywords: axiological position, axiological neutrality, acquivisition of a „double“, dialogue, „spiritual self“, healing word

Journal rubric: Psychology of Faith, Christian Psychology and Psychotherapy

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kogan I.M. The influence of the psychologist's personality in counseling: using the example of two cases. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2012. Vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 133–142. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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I. M. Kogan, PhD in Psychology, Munich, Germany, e-mail:



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