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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.

Emancipatory Therapeutic Practice for a New Era: A Work of Retrieval
Emancipatory therapeutic practice for a new era: A work of retrieval

NEW MILLENNIUM, new context. Humanistic psychotherapists customarily look at the world from close up—very close up—and mostly from within the inner private worlds of individuals. During changing times, however, sometimes it is important to take a larger view and examine the position of humanistic psychotherapy against the broader contextual landscape. That is what I intend to do in this chapter. I want to take a wider and longer view and look at the humanistic tradition in its historical, cultural, philosophical, and marketplace contexts. I suggest, much as the founders of humanistic psychology did more than 50 years ago, that humanistic psychotherapy and the myriad growth ...

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