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Exploring Humanism in Counseling Practice, Theory and Philosophy

The Journal of Humanistic Counseling is the official journal of the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), a division of the American Counseling Association. Access is available through the Wiley Online Library to AHC members and subscribers.

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The aim of the journal is to disseminate contemporary humanistic scholarship and research that support practitioner growth, training program development, and the vital promotion of inclusivity and diversity across worldviews. Articles should emphasize ways in which humanistic, existential and phenomenological perspectives inform counseling practice, theory and outcomes. Since humanism is traditionally associated with philosophical inquiry, we welcome submissions on theoretical, conceptual and philosophical issues in counseling. The journal is also committed to practitioner growth and welcomes case study submissions that speak to the professional experience of counselors in the field.


Brett Wilkinson
Brett Wilkinson, PhD 
Purdue University Fort Wayne 
Department of Counseling and Graduate Education 
Term: July 2023 – June 2026 

The full editorial board roster is available on the Wiley site. 


The Journal of Humanistic Counseling invites articles that emphasize the ways in which humanistic ideologies inform counseling theory, practice and outcomes including submissions on theoretical and philosophical issues in counseling. Additional information about submissions can be found here. Submissions must be made through Wiley’s ScholarOne manuscript portal for the journal.

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