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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.

Expanding the Boundaries of Theory
Expanding the boundaries of theory

Love is not a feeling but the responsibility of an I for a thou.

M.Buber (I and Thou, 1958)

RESPONSIBILITY, to Buber (1985), and to me following him, means responding—hearing the unreduced claim of each hour in all its crudeness and disharmony and answering it out of the depths of one's being. The great character who can awaken responsibility in others is one who acts from the whole of his or her substance and reacts in accordance with the uniqueness of every situation. He or she responds to the new face that each situation wears despite all similarity to others. The situation “demands nothing of what is past. It demands presence, responsibility, it demands you” (p. 14). “Genuine responsibility ...

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