Ethics and Diagnosis in Holistic Counseling

Holistic Counseling Seminar 3

About the Course:

Holistic Counseling (Seminar #3) examines professional ethics from a holistic perspective. In-session behaviors involving self-disclosure and sexual energy as well as Out-of session behaviors involving dual relationships are discussed. Ethics in the use of unresearched techniques and client confidentiality are presented, while awareness of the counselors ethical basis is highlighted. Various systems of client diagnosis are presented as well as the theoretical basis underneath them. Ipsative vs. nomothetic standards are delineated and the current medical diagnoses are outlined along with its system of Multiaxial Assessment. The holistic paradigm is applied to diagnosis.

Please Note This course contains 3 separate attachments to be used in conjunction with the audio file.


Jim Morningstar, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Jim has held licensure as a clinical psychologist since 1973. He is a clinical supervisor, seminar leader and has pioneered in the integration of psychotherapy with such mind/body techniques as breathwork and bio-spiritual energetics. He founded the School of Integrative Psychology in 1980 and the Transformations Breathworker Training Program in 1990 and has authored four books in the field of spiritual psychology. He is co-director of the International Breathwork Training Alliance and founder of InWellness.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers, who seek knowledge about the theory and practice of holistic counseling. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. To learn the distinguishing features between traditional and holistic ethical

  2. Identify areas of sensitivity and special concern in holistic practice.

  3. Define a diagnostic system and reasons for its usage.

  4. Be conversant with major areas of current medical diagnosis.

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