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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology
Leading Edges in Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Kirk J. Schneider - Vice President, Existential-Humanistic Institute; Adjunct Faculty, Saybrook University and the Columbia University, Teachers College; and Senior Consulting Editor, Journal of Humanistic Psychology
  • James F. T. Bugental - Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
  • J. Fraser Pierson - Southern Oregon University, USA

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760 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`A cornucopia of valuable historical, theoretical, and practical information for the humanistic psychologist' - Irvin Yalom, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University

`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' - M Brewster Smith, University of California at Santa Cruz

`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' - Leslie S Greenberg, York University

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 of 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.

J. Vasconcellos
Foreword
M. Csikszentmihalyi
Preface
K. Schneider, J. Bugental, & J. Pierson
Introduction
 
PART I. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
D. Moss
1. The Roots and Geneology of Humanistic Psychology
E. Taylor & F. Martin
2. Humanistic Psychology at the Crossroads
I. Serlin & E. Criswell
3. Humanistic Psychology and Women: A Critical-Historical Perspective
A. H. Jenkins
4. Humanistic Psychology and Multiculturalism: A Review and Reflection
 
PART II. HUMANISTIC THEORY
 
Meta-Themes
A. Giorgi
5. The Search for the Psyche: A Human Science Perspective
K. Schneider
6. The Revival of the Romantic Means a Revival of Psychology
T. Szasz
7. The Person as Moral Agent
D. Polkinghorne
8. The Self and Humanistic Psychology
 
Contemporary Themes
M. Pilisuk & M. Joy
9. Humanistic Psychology and Ecology
M. Pilisuk
10. Humanistic Psychology and Peace
M. Arons & R. Richards
11. Two Noble Insurgencies: Creativity and Humanistic Psychology
 
Special Section: Humanistic Psychology and the Arts
T. Greening
12. Becoming Authentic: An Existential-Humanistic Approach to Reading Literature
E. Mendelowitz
13. Fellini, Fred, and Ginger: Imagology and the Postmodern World
G. Privette
14. Defining Moments of Self-Actualization: Peak Performance and Peak Experience
 
Emergent Trends
D. Feinstein
15. At Play in the Fields of the Mind: Personal Myths as Fields of Information
D. Elkins
16. Beyond Religion: Toward a Humanistic Spirituality
C. Aanstoos
17. Cognitive Science and Technological Culture: A Humanistic Response
 
PART III. HUMANISTIC METHODOLOGY
F. Wertz
18. Humanistic Psychology and the Qualitative Research Tradition
 
Contemporary Themes
S. Churchill & F. Wertz
19. An Introduction to Phenomenological Research in Psychology: Historical, Conceptual, and Methodological Foundations
C. Moustakas
20. Heuristic Research: Design and Methodology
R. Josselson & A. Lieblich
21. Narrative Research and Humanism
 
Emergent Trends
S. Krippner
22. Research Methodology in Humanistic Psychology in the Light of Postmodernity
K. Schneider
23. Multiple-Case Depth Research: Bringing Experience-Near Closer
R. Elliott
24. Hermeneutic Single-Case Efficacy Design: An Overview
 
PART IV. HUMANISTIC APPLICATIONS TO PRACTICE
 
Contemporary Themes
J. Welwood
25. The Unfolding of Experience: Psychotherapy and Beyond
 
Special Section: The Responsibility of the Therapist
M. Friedman
26. Expanding the Boundaries of Theory
M. Sterling
27. Expanding the Boundaries of Practice
J. Kottler & R. Hazler
28. Therapist as a Model of Humane Values and Humanistic Behavior
C. Vontress & L. Epp
29. Existential Cross-Cultural Counseling: When Hearts and Cultures Share
L. Mosher
30. Treating Madness Without Hospitals: Soteria and its Successors
E. Stern
31. Awe Comes Shaking Out of the Bones
A. Mahrer
32. If You Are Ready To Undergo These Awe-Full Moments, Then Have an Experiential Session
L. Leitner & F. Epting
33. Constructivist Approaches to Therapy
M. Heery
34. A Humanistic Perspective on Bereavement
J. Rowan
35. Existential Analysis and Humanistic Psychotherapy
E. Spinelli
A Reply to John Rowan
 
Emergent Trends
M. O'Hara
36. Emancipatory Therapeutic Practice for a New Era: A Work of Retrieval
W. Wadlington
37. Performative Therapy: Postmodernizing Humanistic Psychology
J. Watson & A. Bohart
38. Humanistic-Experiential Therapies in the Era of Managed Care
 
PART V. HUMANISTIC APPLICATIONS TO BROADER SETTINGS
 
Contemporary Themes
C. Fischer
39. Collaborative Exploration as an Approach to Personality Assessment
J. Pierson & J. Sharp
40. Cultivating Psychotherapist Artistry: A Model Existential-Humanistic Training Program
H. Thomas
41. Keeping Person-Centered Education Alive in Academic Settings
O. Donaldson
42. Inklings of Eternity: On the Human Capacity to Play
E. Criswell
43. Humanistic Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine
G. Bradford
44. Romantic Love as Path: Tensions Between Erotic Desire and Security Needs
R. Walsh
45. Authenticity, Conventionality, and Angst: Existential and Transpersonal Perspectives
K. Schneider
A Reply to Roger Walsh
 
Emergent Trends
A. Lyons
46. Humanistic Psychology and Social Action
A. Montuori & R. Purser
47. Humanistic Psychology in the Workplace
 
PART VI. EPILOGUE: HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
A. Warmoth
48. Old Saybrook 2 Report and the Outlook for the Future
M. Mahoney & S. Mahoney
49. Living Within Essential Tensions: Dialectics and Future Development
J. Bugental, J. Pierson & K. Schneider
Closing Statement
 
Appendix: Regionally Accredited Graduate Programs in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

"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."

M. Brewster Smith
University of California, Santa Cruz

"The chapters assembled in this volume show the exuberant variety of applications of the humanistic perspective and the way in which these follow from previous insghts into the nature of human beings, from those of Nietzsche, James, and Kierkegaard to those of Camus, Vigotsky, and Fellini. There is no question that, now more than ever, we will need the insights into psychology that the humanistic perspective can provide."

Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi
Claremont Graduate University
From Preface

"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 the 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."

Leslie S. Greenburg
York University

"A cornucopia of valuable historical, theoretical, and practical information for the Humanistic Psychologist."

Irvin Yalom
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University

"The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology presents a historic overview, theory, methodology, applications to practice and to broader settings, and an epilogue for the new millennium...The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is an academic text excellently suited for collegiate education and research...The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology will be the inspiration and reference source for the next generation of humanists in all fields."

Lynn Seiser, Ph.D.
THE THERAPIST
July/ August 2005

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Kirk J. Schneider

Kirk J. Schneider, PhD, 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 books—seven of which have been, or are soon to be, translated into... More About Author

James F. T. Bugental

James T. F. Bugental, PhD (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... More About Author

Jean F. Pierson

J. Fraser Pierson, PhD, 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... More About Author

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