The 180 Degree Turn: Finding the Human Side of Mandated Counseling


Jordan, Rachel A., Lampo, Denise, Parshall, Steven T. & DeVuyst, Renee T.


This article discusses how cultural changes in the United States led to an emergence of a number of mandated treatments intended to address the specific concerns of substance abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. A brief history of interventions for each of the respective fields is described and a trend toward more humanistic treatment methods is noted. The similarities between the Person-Centered Approach and current trends in these fields are explained.