Alternative Therapies: New Approaches in Counseling

Bastemur S., Dursun-Bilgin M., Yildiz Y., Ucar S.

Future Academy Multidisciplinary Conference ICEEPSY / CPSYC / icPSIRS / BE-ci, İstanbul, Turkey, 13 - 17 October 2015, vol.217, pp.1157-1166 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 217
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.02.135
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1157-1166


The purpose of this study is to analyze the counselors' perspectives towards alternative therapies (AT) and whether they use alternative therapies in their professional life or not. The questionnaire was prepared by the researchers based on literature review and experts' opinion. A qualitative research design and structured interview technique as the data collection tool were used in this research. Counselors' perspectives about alternative therapies were examined by content analysis. Results indicated that counselors have limited knowledge about alternative therapies. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.