The Handbook of Humanistic Psychologyis a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reachingfrom 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.
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About the Author
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph D, is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. He is an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, vice president and founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Institute, and the recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Dr. Schneider has published more than one hundred articles and chapters and has authored or edited ten booksseven of which have been, or are soon to be, translated into Chinese. Schneider has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rollo May Award for “outstanding and independent pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology” from the American Psychological Association, and the Cultural Innovator award from the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada. He was also awarded an honorary diploma by the East European Association of Existential Therapy. In 2010, Schneider delivered the opening keynote address at the first International Existential Psychology Conference in Nanjing, China and is slated as keynote speaker for the first World Congress of Existential Psychotherapy in London, United Kingdom, in 2015.
James T. F. Bugental, Ph D (1915-2008), was a professor emeritus and clinical faculty member at Stanford Medical School, and an emeritus and adjunct faculty member at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center. He was a major spokesperson for the humanistic perspective since its coalescence into an influential movement in the field of psychology more than fifty years ago. Bugental served on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The Humanistic Psychologist, and the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He authored numerous major publications, including The Search for Authenticity, The Search for Existential Identity, Psychotherapy Isn’t What You Think, The Art of the Psychotherapist, and Psychotherapy and Process: The Fundamentals of an Existential-Humanistic Approach. Bugental also published more than eighty articles in professional and technical journals, and contributed twenty-five original chapters in books edited by others. Translations of his work can be found in French, Finnish, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.
J. Fraser Pierson, Ph D, is a licensed psychologist, a National Certified Counselor, and a professor of psychology at Southern Oregon University, where she teaches a variety of upper division and graduate courses within the nationally accredited Mental Health Counseling program. Long inspired and informed by the humanistic and existential perspectives, Pierson’s scholarly interests include psychotherapist preparation and training, the transformation of women’s self and world view in relation to participation in adventurous sports, and personal meanings derived from profound experiences in the natural world. She has co-edited or contributed to numerous works, and regularly presents on topics pertaining to mental health counseling from an existential-humanistic perspective. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Dr. Pierson completed her doctoral work at the University of Georgia, and an APA approved internship at Student Counseling Services, Iowa State University. A psychotherapist, educator and clinical supervisor by profession, Pierson is a naturalist and mariner by avocation.
Table of Contents
Foreword - J. VasconcellosPreface - M. CsikszentmihalyiIntroduction - K. Schneider, J. Bugental, & J. PiersonPART I. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW1. The Roots and Geneology of Humanistic Psychology - D. Moss2. Humanistic Psychology at the Crossroads - E. Taylor & F. Martin3. Humanistic Psychology and Women: A Critical-Historical Perspective - I. Serlin & E. Criswell4. Humanistic Psychology and Multiculturalism: A Review and Reflection - A. H. JenkinsPART II. HUMANISTIC THEORYMeta-Themes5. The Search for the Psyche: A Human Science Perspective - A. Giorgi6. The Revival of the Romantic Means a Revival of Psychology - K. Schneider7. The Person as Moral Agent - T. Szasz8. The Self and Humanistic Psychology - D. PolkinghorneContemporary Themes9. Humanistic Psychology and Ecology - M. Pilisuk & M. Joy10. Humanistic Psychology and Peace - M. Pilisuk11. Two Noble Insurgencies: Creativity and Humanistic Psychology - M. Arons & R. RichardsSpecial Section: Humanistic Psychology and the Arts12. Becoming Authentic: An Existential-Humanistic Approach to Reading Literature - T. Greening13. Fellini, Fred, and Ginger: Imagology and the Postmodern World - E. Mendelowitz14. Defining Moments of Self-Actualization: Peak Performance and Peak Experience - G. PrivetteEmergent Trends15. At Play in the Fields of the Mind: Personal Myths as Fields of Information - D. Feinstein16. Beyond Religion: Toward a Humanistic Spirituality - D. Elkins17. Cognitive Science and Technological Culture: A Humanistic Response - C. AanstoosPART III. HUMANISTIC METHODOLOGY18. Humanistic Psychology and the Qualitative Research Tradition - F. WertzContemporary Themes19. An Introduction to Phenomenological Research in Psychology: Historical, Conceptual, and Methodological Foundations - S. Churchill & F. Wertz20. Heuristic Research: Design and Methodology - C. Moustakas21. Narrative Research and Humanism - R. Josselson & A. LieblichEmergent Trends22. Research Methodology in Humanistic Psychology in the Light of Postmodernity - S. Krippner23. Multiple-Case Depth Research: Bringing Experience-Near Closer - K. Schneider24. Hermeneutic Single-Case Efficacy Design: An Overview - R. ElliottPART IV. HUMANISTIC APPLICATIONS TO PRACTICEContemporary Themes25. The Unfolding of Experience: Psychotherapy and Beyond - J. WelwoodSpecial Section: The Responsibility of the Therapist26. Expanding the Boundaries of Theory - M. Friedman27. Expanding the Boundaries of Practice - M. Sterling28. Therapist as a Model of Humane Values and Humanistic Behavior - J. Kottler & R. Hazler29. Existential Cross-Cultural Counseling: When Hearts and Cultures Share - C. Vontress & L. Epp30. Treating Madness Without Hospitals: Soteria and its Successors - L. Mosher31. Awe Comes Shaking Out of the Bones - E. Stern32. If You Are Ready To Undergo These Awe-Full Moments, Then Have an Experiential Session - A. Mahrer33. Constructivist Approaches to Therapy - L. Leitner & F. Epting34. A Humanistic Perspective on Bereavement - M. Heery35. Existential Analysis and Humanistic Psychotherapy - J. RowanA Reply to John Rowan - E. SpinelliEmergent Trends36. Emancipatory Therapeutic Practice for a New Era: A Work of Retrieval - M. O'Hara37. Performative Therapy: Postmodernizing Humanistic Psychology - W. Wadlington38. Humanistic-Experiential Therapies in the Era of Managed Care - J. Watson & A. BohartPART V. HUMANISTIC APPLICATIONS TO BROADER SETTINGSContemporary Themes39. Collaborative Exploration as an Approach to Personality Assessment - C. Fischer40. Cultivating Psychotherapist Artistry: A Model Existential-Humanistic Training Program - J. Pierson & J. Sharp41. Keeping Person-Centered Education Alive in Academic Settings - H. Thomas42. Inklings of Eternity: On the Human Capacity to Play - O. Donaldson43. Humanistic Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine - E. Criswell44. Romantic Love as Path: Tensions Between Erotic Desire and Security Needs - G. Bradford45. Authenticity, Conventionality, and Angst: Existential and Transpersonal Perspectives - R. WalshA Reply to Roger Walsh - K. SchneiderEmergent Trends46. Humanistic Psychology and Social Action - A. Lyons47. Humanistic Psychology in the Workplace - A. Montuori & R. PurserPART VI. EPILOGUE: HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM48. Old Saybrook 2 Report and the Outlook for the Future - A. Warmoth49. Living Within Essential Tensions: Dialectics and Future Development - M. Mahoney & S. MahoneyClosing Statement - J. Bugental, J. Pierson & K. SchneiderAppendix: Regionally Accredited Graduate Programs in Humanistic and Transpersonal PsychologyAuthor IndexSubject IndexAbout the EditorsAbout the Contributors
What People are Saying About This
The editors represent both the founding generation and contemporary
leadership and the contributors they have enlisted include most of the
active voices in the humanistic movement. I know of no better source for
either insiders or outsiders to grasp what humanistic psychology is about,
and what either insiders or outsiders should do about it.
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University
M. BREWSTER SMITH, University of California at Santa Cruz
The editors represent both the founding generation and contemporary leadership and the contributors they have enlisted include most of the active voices in the humanistic movement. I know of no better source for either insiders or outsiders to grasp what humanistic psychology is about, and what either insiders or outsiders should do about it.
LESLIE S. GREENBERG, York University
As a humanist it offered me a breadth I had not known existed, as a researcher it offered me an excellent statement of in depth research procedures to get closer to human experience, as a practitioner it offered me inspiration. For all those who work with and explore human experience, you can not afford to miss the voice of the third force so excellently conveyed in this comprehensive coverage of its unique view of human possibility and how to harness it.
IRVIN YALOM, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University
A cornucopia of valuable historical, theoretical, and practical information for the Humanistic Psychologist.
Inspired by James F. T. Bugental's classic, Challenges of Humanistic
Psychology (1967), The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology represents the
latest scholarship in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and
psychotherapy. Set against trends toward psychological standardization and
medicalization, the handbook provides a rich tapestry of reflection by the
leading person-centered scholars of our time. Their range in topics is
far-reaching-from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the
spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Psychology is poised for a
renaissance, and this handbook will play a critical role in that
transformation. As increasing numbers of students and professionals rebel
against mechanizing trends, they are looking for the fuller, deeper, and
more personal psychological orientation that this handbook promotes.
As a humanist it offered me a breadth I had not known existed, as a
researcher it offered me an excellent statement of in depth research
procedures to get closer to human experience, as a practitioner it offered
me inspiration. For all those who work with and explore human experience,
you can not afford to miss the voice of the third force so excellently
conveyed in this comprehensive coverage of its unique view of human
possibility and how to harness it.
University of California at Santa Cruz