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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.

A Reply to John Rowan
A reply to john rowan

MY IMMEDIATE RESPONSE to John Rowan's chapter is not dissimilar to that felt sense of misunderstanding and misrepresentation that he refers to as the spur to the writing of his chapter. I also must confess to an additional feeling of anger. Perhaps that is shared by existential psychotherapists as well. Although I define myself as an existential psychotherapist, Rowan's caricature of existential therapists as being miserable, gloomy, and humorless malcontents fails to capture my own lived experience.

On the other hand, I have to say that there is much in Rowan's chapter with which I can agree. He is, for example, quite right, I believe, in pointing to a number of “voices”—that of Kurt Goldstein in particu-lar—that ...

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