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The Effects of Utilitarianism on Mental Health Counseling


Navigating our lives is difficult enough without conflicting ethical and moral issues constantly challenging each of us. We live in an age that anything and everything can be justified by someone or some group giving status to those errors. Coming to know and understand some of the ‘isms’ (different theories or philosophies that challenge our core Judeo/Christian moral, ethical, religious and civic traditions) that we are confronted with gives us a clarity, strength and certitude that we are on the ‘right’ path with our personal lives, families, careers and spiritual journeys. In this article we will look at one of the predominant ‘isms’ that confront and deeply effect each one of us in today’s society. This ism that we will discuss in this article challenges every avenue of the moral order. This error is called “Utilitarianism”.