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A Return to the Relationship: Counseling Beyond Symptoms

The Theory of Change Podcast

Release Date: 12/17/2018

In this episode we are joined by Dr. James Hansen. We discuss theoretical issues pertaining to our understanding of client distress. Moreover we discuss diagnosis and the limitations of symptom-based concepts of mental health.

Dr. Hansen is a professor of counseling at Oakland University. His scholarship focuses on philosophical and theoretical issues in counseling, particularly [neo] pragmatism, epistemology, and theoretical integration. In addition, Dr. Hansen is a leading scholar on mental health culture, a topic that is the focus of one of his recent books: Meaning Systems and Mental Health Culture: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling and Psychotherapy.

For more work by Dr. Hansen, visit his website https://sites.google.com/site/jamesthansenphd/

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