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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.

Humanistic Psychology at the Crossroads
Humanistic psychology at the crossroads

HUMANISTIC psychology today stands at a turning point in its history. Plans are under way for a series of major conferences assessing the past, present, and future of the movement. The American Psychological Association (APA, 2000) is poised in at least one of its many study groups to recognize the legitimacy of the existential-humanistic approach in its “criteria” for psychotherapeutic guidelines. The prestigious American Psychologist even has consented to publishing the existentialists' call that we return to the romantic as a still-missing piece of the puzzle of what it means to be human (Schneider, 1998). Indeed, mainstream academics who have launched their own form of positive psychology have invited humanistic thinkers to publicly debate the issue. ...

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