In a message dated 5/2/00 6:03pm GMT Standard Time, gsevans@...
<< My experience at working in an adjunct position at a "mental health"
facility (though really it was just a standard counselling facility which in
no way handled serious psychiatric problems such as schizophrenia) in the
late 1980's in Chicago showed the medical model to be alive and well >>
Still, that was in a mental health institution in America, twenty years
ago... I think the climate in the UK (where I live and work) is very
different. Also, aren't the vast majority of counsellors working outside of
institutions like this, either privately or for independent charity
organisations? I think they are in the UK.
<<the lone, isolated Rogerian intern>>
According to the British Association of Counsellors, just under half of their
national membership describe themselves as "humanistic", which I take it
means that they follow theorists like Rogers in rejecting the medical model.
My knowlledge of the counselling training courses available in this country
is that most of them are not based on the medical-model. (I actually don't
know any counsellors or therapists who have been trained in this way).
Again, I think the situation in America seems more geared toward the medical
model than here in Europe.
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