Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



Humanism, Evidence-Based Practices, Professional Tensions, Professional Counseling, Counselor Education

Subject Area

Counseling, Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling


Contemporary trends in mental health have furthered the counseling profession’s adherence to scientifically-based practices while grounded in core humanistic values. This has created philosophical and clinical tensions, especially for counselors adhering to a humanistic philosophy. Despite the documented pressures, there is a gap in the literature addressing how professional counselors can navigate the integration of evidence-based practices into humanism. This manuscript offers an affirmative stance on the navigation of these tensions through the use of a case discussion and actionable suggestions.

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