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Cognitive Humanistic Therapy describes a new approach to psychotherapy and self-development, based on an understanding of what it means to be “fully human.” In a unique integration of theory and practice, the book synthesises ideas from the cognitive and humanistic domains of psychotherapy and the religious worlds of Buddhism and Christianity.

Overview of Cognitive Humanistic Therapy
Overview of cognitive humanistic therapy

Chapter 1 mentioned that psychotherapy can address the needs for two different kinds of healing. As depicted in Figure 6.1, cognitive humanistic therapy consists of two, somewhat overlapping, components: adaptation CHT and mental cultivation CHT. Adaptation CHT aims to assist moderately to slightly sub-normal and normal clients to attain the mind and communication/action skills whereby they can function comfortably and well in their societies. Such adaptation assumes that the societies are not pathological beyond the norm for Western countries.

Figure 6.1 Overview of cognitive humanistic therapy

Mental cultivation CHT aims to assist clients and others to attain higher levels of functioning or of supra-normalcy. In varying degrees, it entails clients, self-therapists and others in transcending the values and ...

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