- Subject index
The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.
Part IV: Humanistic Applications to Practice
Introduction to Part IV
Humanistic psychology is founded on a dedication to the conviction that life has greater potential than has yet been realized and an openness to a wide range of observations, methods, and practices. In this perspective, we draw humility, challenge, and encouragement from the realization of how much about human beings is yet unknown. Commitment, struggle, successes and failures, and a continually receding frontier await those who would join us.
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO PRACTICE have been a hallmark of humanistic psychology from its inception. The current generation of practitioners builds on a rich legacy from the founders of humanistic psychology. These include pioneers such as Charlotte Buhler, Viktor Frankl, Sidney Jourard, ...