Barbara Herlihy: The Future Of Counseling

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Barbara Herlihy, a university research professor, in Counseling today shared that she and other theorist suggest that “our profession will need to move away from existing theories that focus on individuals, couples, and families and instead embrace the systematic theories that address social ills and foster healing on a global level. Of existing theories, the multicultural and feminist approaches to hold the greatest potential for addressing these goals and may see increased acceptance and practice” (Shallcross, 2012). Herlihy in her research stated that “most predictions on the future of counseling theories have taken a narrower focus on the deep entrenchment in our society of the medical model and managed care, as well as our growing dependence

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