Title

Counseling People Living in Poverty: The CARE Model

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Originally Published In

Journal of Humanistic Counseling

Volume Number

50

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

161-171

Abstract

Counselors frequently counsel clients who live in poverty. The authors describe the new CARE model that addresses the influence of multiple systems on poor clients' experiences. A social justice, humanistic intervention, the CARE model emphasizes cultivating a positive counseling relationship with poor clients, empathizing with their unique realities, and working to remove barriers to future success and well-being by building on their strengths.