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Abstract

This article establishes a basis for an ecofeminist approach to counseling and therapy by reviewing the roots, theoretical foundations, related conceptual frameworks, and context of ecofeminism. It suggests a rationale and guidelines for adopting an ecofeminist perspective in the helping professions, and describes how it can be applied in various settings with diverse client populations.

Note on the Author

Dr. Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli has over 10 years of experience in clinical counseling practice, and currently teaches future counselors in her role as an assistant professor at Monmouth University in New Jersey, USA. She is a nationally certified counselor and licensed professional counselor. She has served as an invited guest reviewer for the Journal of Ecopsychology, as well as for proposals of the American Counseling Association national conference. Her articles and book chapters have focused on current counseling topics and issues, counselor ethical awareness, and counselor supervision and development. She has presented at numerous national, regional, and state professional conferences.

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