Reason, Intuition, and Social Justice: Elaborating on Parson's Career Decision-Making Model

Hartung, Paul J.; Blustein, David L.
January 2002
Journal of Counseling & Development;Winter2002, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
Nearly a century ago, Frank Parsons established the Vocation Bureau in Boston and spawned the development of the counseling profession. Elaborating on Parsons's socially responsible vision for counseling, the authors examine contemporary perspectives on career decision making that include both rational and alternative models and propose that these models be integrated. Returning to counseling's roots in early 20th century social and political reformation movements could ultimately lead the profession to a renewed vision that comprehends career decision making and counseling as a socially situated process entailing purposeful reasoning, prudent intuition, and sustained efforts at ameliorating social injustice.


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