Given a higher incidence of many common chronic conditions, the management of “difficult to heal” clients has given counseling a greater role within medical circles. Since many of these chronic conditions may be a result of environmental exposure to pathogens, the role of alternative or natural healing approaches has become increasingly popular. This paper provides a brief overview of the naturopathic medical model, and examines counselors’ collaboration with an alternative medical model with regard to professional counselor practice, training, and ethics.
Milde, C. M, & Marr, D. D. (2002). Counseling and Naturopathy: Exploring Collaboration between Counseling and an Alternative Medical Model, Dimensions of Counseling, 30(2), 8-13. doi:10.22237/mijoc/1028160120