Kierkegaard and Counseling for Individuality

Strickland, Ben
January 1966
Personnel & Guidance Journal;Jan66, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p470
Academic Journal
Not too long ago existentialism was considered largely an atheistic philosophy. Today many disciplines are considering the philosophy for its positive attributes. One of the more recent areas to be influenced by existentialism seems to be that of individual counseling, as indicated by the appearance of numerous journal articles within the last few years. One of the more prominent writers in the school of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard, sometimes called the "father of existentialism," seems to have been speaking to the modern clay counselor as he attempted to describe the process and climate wherein such characteristics as individuality are fostered.


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