Counseling case formulation as metaphor

McIlveen, Peter and Creed, Alison (2018) Counseling case formulation as metaphor. In: Narrative interventions in post-modern guidance and career counseling: a review of case studies and innovative qualitative approaches. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 77-86. ISBN 978-3-319-98299-1

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Case formulation is the rhetorical centerpiece of counseling. Case formulation arises from empirical assessment and directs evidence-based intervention. Case formulation emanates from an epistemology that is enlivened in an arcane rhetoric. Case formulation speaks to ontology of life and an axiology for living a good life. Case formulation is defined by and concomitantly defines the counselor. In the interpersonal dynamic of counseling, the counselor cannot be any other than the one who conceptualizes the life of the other—the client. The counselor’s rhetoric is an aesthetic form found within a very specific discourse that construes the mental life of the client and ipso facto, the counselor. For it is in the conceptualization of the case that the counselor is revealed, consciously or unconsciously, through the rhetoric used to objectify the life of another. Here we focus on the professional practice of case formulation as a highly specialized aesthetic of counseling practice.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted Version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 01:45
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 04:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: case conceptualisation, case formulation, metaphor
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98300-4_5

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