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Oppression within the counselling room

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2002
<mark>Journal</mark>Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
Issue number1
Volume2
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)11-19
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This paper suggests that the oppression experienced by disabled people in society is sometimes replayed in the counselling room by counsellors who are unaware of their own disablist attitudes and prejudices. Whilst the provision of Disability Equality Training (DET) within counselling courses would ameliorate
the problem, I believe that disabled people would be most empowered by a counselling approach which recognises the potential for oppression within the counsellor-client relationship. One solution may be the creation of a new counselling approach (disability counselling) which includes the social model of
disability as one of the foundations. An alternative solution may be found within the emerging counselling approaches that treat counselling as a social and political process and place emphasis on developing comprehensive anti-discriminatory practice.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 2 (1), 2002, © Informa Plc Reprint of Reeve, D. (2000) 'Oppression within the counselling room', Disability & Society 15(4): 669-682.