This book provides a thought-provoking examination of the present state and the future of Humanistic Psychology, showcasing a rich international contributor line-up.
The book addresses head-on the current state of a world in crisis, not only placing the current conjuncture within a wider evolutionary context, but also demonstrating the specifically humanistic-psychological values and practices that can help us to transform and transcend the world's current challenges. Each chapter looks in depth at a variety of issues: counselling and psychotherapy, creativity and the humanities, post-traumatic stress, and socio-political movements and activism.
The book amply confirms that Humanistic Psychology is as alive, and as innovative and exciting, as it ever has been, and has tremendous relevance to the uncertainties that characterize the unprecedented individual and global challenges of the times. It celebrates the diverse and continuing significance of Humanistic Psychology by providing a robust and reliable roadmap for a new generation of counsellors and psychotherapists. In these richly diverse chapters will be found inspiration, pockets of resistance, mature critical reflexivity and much much more - a book accurately reflecting our present situation, and which is an invaluable addition to the psychology literature.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 310
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"Readers will find in these very diverse chapters inspiration and encouragement, pockets of resistance and instances of abdication: the book accurately reflects our present situation and is invaluable for that reason"
Manu Bazzano, psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice, primary tutor at Metanoia Institute, London, and visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton.
"Humanistic Psychology: Current Trends and Future Prospects provides its readers with a masterful overview of Humanistic Psychology. Among its contributors are many of the key theorists and practitioners affiliated with the humanistic movement. Just as importantly, however, readers will find a critical thread running throughout the text which, while undoubtedly sympathetic to humanistic psychology's principles and aims, nonetheless urges continual self-challenge in order to maintain the radical visions that are its foundation. All of which makes this a wise and courageous book."
Professor Ernesto Spinelli, ES Associates, London UK.
'This is an absolutely wonderful resource, penned by some of the most influential and respected members of the humanistic field. It shows in vivid terms how the resurgence of humanism is the essential antidote to the increasingly technical and dehumanising provision now dominating our mental health field'.
Dr James Davies, Reader at the University of Roehampton, author of Cracked: Why Psychiatry Is Doing More Harm than Good
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