The Assessment and Treatment of Moral Problems: A Developmental and Holistic Approach

Volume
Volume 5
Issue
Fall 1977
Title
The Assessment and Treatment of Moral Problems: A Developmental and Holistic Approach
Abstract

A hypothetical case is resented of a man who requests counseling because he is bothered by infidelity to his wife. The literature on moral development is then summarized in three aspects - intellectual, emotional, and behavioral development. Each aspect is reviewed so as to enable the counselor to assess the level of development of his client and identify the key aspects of the client's growth, which are deficient. Strategies for assessing and treating these underdeveloped abilities are presented with respect to the hypothetical case. Implications for moral development as presented in the literature is found to be inadequate, and a more theologically and spiritually open approach to counseling is encouraged.

Author
Dr. P.F. Schmidt
Pages
277 - 284
Price
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