Heuristic inquiry is qualitative exploration inspired by deeply felt personal experience with subjective and potentially universal meaning. In this session, we explore the holistic methodology of heuristic inquiry that honors sensory–kinesthetic, perceptual, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social–relational dimensions of human experience. We discuss the relational dynamics of this unique qualitative model. We address the applicability of the heuristic approach to counseling research and practice.
Understand the nature and methodological design of heuristic inquiry and its applicability to counselor education and professional counseling.
Understand the critical role of relational dynamics in heuristic research and parallels with the therapeutic relationship.
Understand the applicability of the heuristic approach to counseling research and practice.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling / LPC,
University of St. Thomas - Houston / Private practice