James T. Hansen, Ph.D.
Professor
Oakland University
  • Philosophical and Theoretical Issues in Counseling (particularly [neo]pragmatism, epistemology, and theoretical integration)
  • Critical Analysis of Contemporary Mental Health Culture

  • Books (Amazon author page)
    https://www.amazon.com/Postmodern-Perspectives-Contemporary-Counseling-Issues/dp/0190621621/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


    Scholl, M.B., & Hansen, J.T. (Eds.). (2018).  Postmodern perspectives on contemporary counseling issues: Approaches across diverse settings. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.  ISBN: 978-0190621629  [This book was the winner of the Hollis Award for counseling publications that are relevant to humanistic philosophy]









    https://sites.google.com/site/meaningsystemsbook/

    Hansen, J.T. (2016).  
    Meaning systems and mental health culture: Critical perspectives on contemporary counseling and psychotherapy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.  ISBN: 978-1498516303






    https://sites.google.com/site/philosophicalissuescounseling/



    Hansen, J.T. (2014). Philosophical issues in counseling and psychotherapy: Encounters with four questions about knowing, effectiveness, and truth. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN: 978-1-4422-2877-1   [This book was the winner of the Hollis Award for counseling publications that are relevant to humanistic philosophy]





    http://www.amazon.com/Humanistic-Perspectives-Contemporary-Counseling-Issues/dp/0415885957/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1295838993&sr=8-1


    Scholl, M.B., McGowan, A. S, & Hansen, J.T. (Eds.). (2012). Humanistic perspectives on contemporary counseling issues. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-88595-9   [This book was the winner of the Hollis Award for counseling publications that are relevant to humanistic philosophy]





    Book Chapters

    Hansen, J.T., & Scholl, M.B. (2018).  Introduction to postmodern perspectives on contemporary counseling issues.  In M.B. Scholl, & J.T. Hansen (Eds.), Postmodern perspectives on contemporary counseling issues: Approaches across diverse settings (pp. 1-21).  New York, NY: Oxford University Press.  ISBN: 978-0190621629

    Scholl, M.B., & Hansen, J.T. (2018).  Conclusion.  In M.B. Scholl, & J.T. Hansen (Eds.), Postmodern perspectives on contemporary counseling issues: Approaches across diverse settings (pp. 310-321).  New York, NY: Oxford University Press.  ISBN: 978-0190621629

    Hansen, J.T.  (2013).  The future of humanism: Cultivating the humanities’ impulse in mental health culture.  In R. House, D. Kalisch, & J. Maidman (Eds.), The future of humanistic psychology  (pp. 86-92).  UK: PCCS Books.  ISBN: 978-1906254650

    Scholl, M.B., McGowan, A.S., & Hansen, J.T. (2012).  Introduction to humanistic perspectives on contemporary counseling issues.  In M.B. Scholl, A.S. McGowan, & J.T. Hansen    (Eds.), Humanistic perspectives on contemporary counseling issues (pp. 3-14).  New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-88595-9

    Scholl, M.B., McGowan, A.S., & Hansen, J.T. (2012).  Epilogue.  In M.B. Scholl, A.S. McGowan, & J.T. Hansen (Eds.), Humanistic perspectives on contemporary counseling issues (pp. 307-313).  New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-88595-9

    Journal Articles (click links to access articles)

    Hansen, J.T. (2017).   Psychological suffering as message or malady: Ideological and cultural contributions of humanism.  Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 56, 2-17.  doi:10.1002/johc.12041

    Hansen, J.T. (2015).  The relevance of postmodernism to counselors and counseling practice.  Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 37, 355-363.  doi:10.17744/mehc.37.4.06

    Hansen, J.T. (2014).  Connecting theories to practice: A model for categorizing theories according to use.  International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 36, 384-394.  doi:10.1007/s10447-014-9214-3

    Hansen, J.T., Speciale, M., & Lemberger, M. (2014).  Humanism: The foundation and future of professional counseling.  Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 53, 170-190.  doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2014.00055.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2014). Talking about counseling: A plea to return to humanistic languageJournal of Humanistic Counseling, 53, 22-33.  doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2014.00047.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2013). What does it mean to know a client? Personal and theoretical reflectionsSelf & Society: An International Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 40, 40-47.

    Hansen, J.T. (2012). The future of humanism: Cultivating the humanities' impulse in mental health cultureSelf & Society: An International Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 40, 21-25.
    [This article inspired a debate with John Rowan, which was published in the following issue of the journal]

    Hansen, J.T. (2012). Extending the humanistic vision: Toward a humanities foundation for the counseling professionJournal of Humanistic Counseling, 51, 133-144. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00011.x
    [A special issue of JHC is devoted to this article, counterpoint responses, my rejoinders, and replies to my rejoinders. An abbreviated version of this article appeared in the October 2010 issue of Counseling Today]. In addition to my primary article, I also contributed the following articles to this special issue:
    Hansen, J.T. (2012). Rejoinder to Guterman, Martin, and KoppJournal of Humanistic Counseling, 51, 155-160. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00013.x
    Hansen, J.T. (2012). Rejoinder to LembergerJournal of Humanistic Counseling, 51, 176-179. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00016.x
    Hansen, J.T. (2012). Rejoinder to Brady-AmoonJournal of Humanistic Counseling, 51, 197-201. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00019.x
    Hansen, J.T. (2012). Rejoinder to LeibertJournal of Humanistic Counseling, 51, 217-222. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00022.x
    Hansen, J.T. (2012). Rejoinder to V. SuthakaranJournal of Humanistic Counseling, 51, 241-245. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00025.x
    Hansen, J.T. (2012). Extending the humanistic vision: Closing thoughtsJournal of Humanistic Counseling, 51, 251-254. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00027.x
    Hansen, J.T. (2010). Multiplicity and its discontents: Life on the counseling farmInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 32, 240-247. doi:10.1007/s10447-010-9103-3

    Hansen, J.T. (2010). Ideas on the margins: Professional counseling and ideological insularityInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 32, 214-224. doi:10.1007/s10447-010-9102-4

    Hansen, J.T. (2010). Counseling practice: In defense of passive modes of professional engagementJournal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 49, 5-15. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2010.tb00083.x 

    Hansen, J.T. (2010). Inner subjective experiences and social constructionism: A response to Rudes and Guterman (2007)Journal of Counseling & Development, 88, 210-213. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2010.tb00011.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2010). Counseling and psychoanalysis: Advancing the value of diversityJournal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 38, 16-26. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1912.2010.tb00110.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2010). Consequences of the postmodernist vision: Diversity as the guiding value for the counseling professionJournal of Counseling & Development, 88, 101-107. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2010.tb00156.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2009). On displaced humanists: Counselor education and the meaning-reduction pendulumJournal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 48, 65-76. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2009.tb00068.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2009). Self-awareness revisited: Reconsidering a core value of the counseling professionJournal of Counseling & Development, 87, 186-193. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2009.tb00566.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2008). Copying and coping conceptualizations of language: Counseling and the ethic of appreciation for human differencesInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 30, 249-261. doi:10.1007/s10447-008-9061-1

    Hansen, J.T. (2008). Neopragmatic thought and counseling values: Reconsidering the role of values in counseling from an alternative epistemological foundation.Counseling and Values, 52, 100-112. doi:10.1002/j.2161-007X.2008.tb00094.x
    [I served as Guest Editor for this special issue of the journal, which was devoted to counseling and philosophy with an emphasis on values]. I also contributed the following article, which introduces the special issue:
    Hansen, J.T. (2008). Introduction to the special issueCounseling and Values, 52, 98-99. doi:10.1002/j.2161-007X.2008.tb00093.x
    Hansen, J.T. (2007). Relational and transcendental humanism: Exploring the consequences of a thoroughly pragmatic humanismJournal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 46, 131-141. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2007.tb00031.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2007). Counseling without truth: Toward a neopragmatic foundation for counseling practiceJournal of Counseling & Development, 85, 423-430. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2007.tb00610.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2007). Should counseling be considered a health care profession? Critical thoughts on the transition to a health care ideologyJournal of Counseling & Development, 85, 286-293. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2007.tb00476.x
    [Reprinted in the October 2007 edition of Therapy Today, the national publication of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy]

    Hansen, J.T. (2007). Epistemic contradictions in counseling theories: Implications for the structure of human experience and counseling practiceCounseling and Values, 51, 111-124. doi:10.1002/j.2161-007X.2007.tb00069.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2006). Discovery and creation within the counseling process: Reflections on the timeless nature of the helping encounterJournal of Mental Health Counseling, 28, 289-308.

    Hansen, J T. (2006). Humanism as moral imperative: Comments on the role of knowing in the helping encounterJournal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 45, 115-125. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2006.tb00011.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2006). Counseling theories within a postmodernist epistemology: New roles for theories in counseling practiceJournal of Counseling & Development, 84, 291-297. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2006.tb00408.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2006). Humanism as ideological rebellion: Deconstructing the dualisms of contemporary mental health cultureJournal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 45, 3-16. doi:10.1002/j.2161-1939.2006.tb00001.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2006). Is the best practices movement consistent with the values of the counseling profession? A critical analysis of best practices ideology.Counseling and Values, 50, 154-160. doi:10.1002/j.2161-007X.2006.tb00051.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2005). The devaluation of inner subjective experiences by the counseling profession: A plea to reclaim the essence of the professionJournal of Counseling & Development, 83, 406-415. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2005.tb00362.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2005). Truth or consequences: A neopragmatic critique of contemporary mental health cultureJournal of Mental Health Counseling, 27, 210-220.

    Hansen, J T. (2005). Postmodernism and humanism: A proposed integration of perspectives that value human meaning systemsJournal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 44, 3-15. doi:10.1002/j.2164-490X.2005.tb00052.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2004). Thoughts on knowing: Epistemic implications of counseling practiceJournal of Counseling & Development, 82, 131-138. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2004.tb00294.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2003). Including diagnostic training in counseling curricula: Implications for professional identity developmentCounselor Education and Supervision, 43, 96-107. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6978.2003.tb01834.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2002). Postmodern implications for theoretical integration of counseling orientationsJournal of Counseling & Development, 80, 315-321. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6678.2002.tb00196.x

    Hansen, J.T. (2000). Human responses in assessing object relations subscales of the psychoanalytic Rorschach profilePsychological Reports, 87, 675-676. doi:10.2466/PR0.87.6.675-676

    Hansen, J.T. (2000). Mental health counseling: Comments on the emerging identity of an adolescent professionJournal for the Professional Counselor, 15, 39-51.

    Hansen, J.T. (2000). Psychoanalysis and humanism: A review and critical examination of integrationist efforts with some proposed resolutionsJournal of Counseling & Development, 78, 21-28. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6676.2000.tb02556.x

    Hansen, J.T. (1999). A review and critical analysis of humanistic approaches to treating disturbed clientsJournal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 38, 29-38. doi:10.1002/j.2164-490X.1999.tb00159.x

    Hansen, J.T. (1998). Do mental health counselors require training in the treatment of mentally disordered clients? A challenge to the conclusions of Vacc, Loesch, and GuilbertJournal of Mental Health Counseling, 20, 183-188.

    Hansen, J.T. (1997). The counseling process and the management of countertransference anxiety with disturbed clientsJournal of Mental Health Counseling, 19, 364-372.

    Hansen, J.T. (1997). The impact of managed care on the therapeutic identity of psychotherapistsPsychotherapy in Private Practice,16, 53-65. doi:10.1300/J294v16n03_04 

    Hansen, J.T. (1997). Questions frequently asked about the internet for counselorsMichigan Journal of Counseling and Development, 25, 17-19.

    Hansen, J.T., & Slevin, C. (1996). The implementation of therapeutic community principles in acute care psychiatric hospitals: An empirical analysis and recommendations to cliniciansJournal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 673-678. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-4679(199611)52:6<673::AID-JCLP9>3.0.CO;2-L

    Hansen, J.T. (1991). Autoerotism to secondary narcissism: Clarifying the developmental linePsychoanalytic Review, 78, 225-236.