Training for the

By Bruce I. Karp

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), September 1984

The concept of "relativity of values" i.e. that there can be a variety of positions in relation to a given issue, none of which has an inherent presumption of superiority, is an important professional commitment, linked to the ethical caveat of client self-determination. While mental health professionals non-judgmentally affirm the right of individuals to adopt values which differ from their own, (provided that the values chosen respect the life and well-being of others), they in fact tend to feel that the values which structure their own life choices are "correct" in an absolute, rather than in a relative sense. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.61 no.1, Fall 1984.

Topic: Mental Health, Jewish Organizations, Values

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 61/No. 1

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Language: English

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Karp, Bruce I. Training for the . Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). September 1984: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1171


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