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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.

Multiple-Case Depth Research: Bringing Experience-Near Closer
Multiple-case depth research: Bringing experience-near closer

INCREASINGLY, clinicians are demanding relevant experience-near research (MacIssac, 1998). Clinicians want to know what is helpful in the natural setting of their work, with the variety of clientele for whom they serve. Mainstream clinical research, on the other hand, often has been at odds with the needs of “frontline” clinicians. Such research tends to be based on hypothetical-deductive-inductive methods and requires strict control of experimental variables. Critics have pointed out the many problems associated with these strict procedures. Among the problems are the latter's remoteness from client realities, their oversimplified formulation of suffering, and their narrow grasp of health and healing (Goldfried & Wolfe, 1996; Schneider, 1998b; Seligman, 1996). For example, the randomized controlled ...

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