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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 Practice
Expanding the boundaries of practice

MY CLIENT leaned forward, eyes intently on me, voice passionately intense, and said to me, “I just want to be in your kitchen while you cook.” Inwardly, I froze. Not one therapist sinew, not one trained muscle of years of practice, flexed into action. Nowhere in me was there a standard response, and I parody our standard psychotherapeutic repertoire a bit here: “Tell me how that would be” or “You would like to be closer to me” or “Our meetings aren't enough for you” or just a genuinely open and quiet waiting for my client to continue. Instead, I reacted viscerally. In my frozen moment, I saw the dishes left as I hurried out early that ...

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