Social Constructivism

 

Each of us construct our understanding of the world based upon the interactions we have with others. This means that our way of seeing the world and constructing reality is based upon the experiences we have; The knowledge and truth we hold about the world and people are based upon our culture and it may be similar or widely different than another person’s knowledge or truth according to their own culture. Culture here refers not just to national culture, but to the wide varieties of cultures we may be exposed to, for example, family culture, sports culture, economic status culture, etc. Integrated counseling takes into consideration the importance of the client’s culture and experience in developing their sense of themselves and how they fit into the world around them.