2004．第19卷第2期（Vol. 19 No. 2）．pp. 165182
The Postmodern Turn in Counseling: Implications for School Practice in Hong Kong
David W. CHAN（陳維鄂）
In examining the postmodern turn in counseling and its implications for school counseling practice, it is suggested that in postmodern approaches, there is a change in the use of the narrative metaphor, a shift from the therapeutic focus on problems to solutions, and a reinterpretation of the meanings of the core counseling values that sustain the client-counselor therapeutic relationship. An integrated postmodern approach based on narratives and solutions is then suggested as a viable alternative to traditional counseling approaches. Finally, bullying as an example of school problems in Hong Kong is discussed from the perspectives of the traditional approaches and this integrated postmodern approach, emphasizing the need for research into the effectiveness of this integrated postmodern approach to school counseling.
Keywords: school counseling; postmodern approaches; Hong Kong