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

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544340951
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/17/2001
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 760
Sales rank: 943,718
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

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

What People are Saying About This

Irvin Yalom

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

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

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

IRVIN YALOM, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University
A cornucopia of valuable historical, theoretical, and practical information for the Humanistic Psychologist.

Leslie S. Greenberg

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.
— York University

M Smith

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

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