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In the broader sense, “counseling” refers to almost any oral or written assistance that is given by a qualified counselor to those who seek counsel. The spectrum reaches from educational and vocational counseling to medical consultation, marriage and family counseling, and family or individual psychotherapy. The narrower technical sense relates less to the variety of those that seek counsel, or to the nature of th…

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Ritschl, Dietrich and Hugen, Melvin D., “Counseling”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1364>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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