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Humanistic psychotherapy is based on more than 70 years of
psychological research, but there has been a surge of literature
since the first edition of Humanistic Psychotherapies. This
extensively updated volume highlights the flourishing evidence
base for humanistic approaches, demonstrating that they are
equal to or more effective than other therapeutic approaches.
In fact, cornerstones of humanistic practice, such as therapist
empathy and authentic emotional expression and experience,
are essential to promoting positive client outcomes for nonhumanistic practitioners as well.
In addition to a general review of research, the contributors
focus on specific approaches, including
• person-centered therapy,
• gestalt therapy,
• focusing-oriented therapy,
• existential therapy,
Also discussed are important therapist factors and client variables that contribute to effective
New findings are translated into practical guidelines for clinicians. Numerous case examples with
vivid client–therapist dialogues illustrate how humanistic principles and approaches can be applied
in actual practice—not just with individuals, but also with couples, families, and children.
The final chapter synthesizes the entire volume with a proposed model for optimal humanistic
psychotherapeutic practice, based on 20 simple premises drawn from the best evidence available.
2016. 552 pages. Hardcover.
List: $79.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $49.95 | ISBN 978-1-4338-2077-9 | Item 4317287
I. Historical and Conceptual Foundations | Chapter 1. Psychological Foundations
for Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Practice, Mick Cooper and Stephen Joseph |
II. Overviews of Research | Chapter 2. Effective Humanistic Psychotherapy Processes
and Their Outcomes, Michael J. Lambert, Louise G. Fidalgo, and Madeline R. Greaves |
Chapter 3. Qualitative Research and Humanistic Psychotherapy, Heidi M. Levitt |
Chapter 4. The Role of Empathy in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice,
Jeanne C. Watson | Chapter 5. Emotion in Psychotherapy: An Experiential−Humanistic
Perspective, Antonio Pascual-Leone, Sandra Paivio, and Shawn Harrington | III. Major
Therapeutic Approaches | Chapter 6. Person-Centered Therapy: Past, Present, and
Future Orientations, David Murphy and Stephen Joseph | Chapter 7. Contemporary
Gestalt Therapy, Philip Brownell | Chapter 8. Focusing-Oriented−Experiential
Psychotherapy: From Research to Practice, Kevin C. Krycka and Akira Ikemi | Chapter 9.
Existential Psychotherapies, Meghan Craig, Joël Vos, Mick Cooper, and Edgar Correia |
Chapter 10. Emotion-Focused Therapy, Rhonda N. Goldman | IV. Therapeutic
Modalities | Chapter 11. Empirically Validated Humanistic Approaches to Working With
Couples and Families, Catalina Woldarsky Meneses and Robert F. Scuka | Chapter 12.
Humanistic Psychotherapy With Children, Dee C. Ray and Kimberly M. Jayne |
V. Therapeutic Issues and Applications | Chapter 13. The Good Therapist: Evidence
Regarding the Therapist’s Contribution to Psychotherapy, Kevin Keenan and Shawn
Rubin | Chapter 14. Client Variables and Psychotherapy Outcomes, David M. Gonzalez |
VI. Analysis and Synthesis | Chapter 15. Toward a Research-Based Integration of
Optimal Practices of Humanistic Psychotherapies, David J. Cain
The Human Elements
A Nonmedical Model
of Emotional Healing
David N. Elkins
2016. 155 pages. Hardcover.
List: $49.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $39.95
ISBN 978-1-4338-2066-3 | Item 4317386
in Emotion-Focused Therapy
Co-Creating Clinical Maps
Rhonda N. Goldman
and Leslie S. Greenberg
2015. 240 pages. Hardcover.
AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE®
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ISBN 978-1-4338-1820-2 | Item 4317355
An Empirical Guide for Resolving
Anger and Restoring Hope
Robert D. Enright
and Richard P. Fitzgibbons
2015. 352 pages. Hardcover.
List: $69.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $49.95
ISBN 978-1-4338-1837-0 | Item 4317358
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