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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 Humanistic Perspective on Bereavement
A humanistic perspective on bereavement

THESE REFLECTIONS on loss are particularly poignant for me right now. From start to finish as I have written these words, my dog has been slowly dying. He has been with my family for 14½ years, and he has been at my side throughout this creative process, watching, sleeping, and loving without expectation, as only a dog can do. It is a mystery that his tired body is crying “stop” even as I am writing.

As I hear, smell, and touch this loss, I am searching for meaning. When we experience a loss, meaning may emerge. This possibility does not diminish the pain of loss, but it enriches us as we open to searching. After struggling with ...

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