President Brent Robbins, PhD

Brent Dean Robbins, PhDBrent Dean Robbins, PhD, is director of the psychology program and associate professor of psychology at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa. He has previously served Div. 32 in a number of capacities, including membership chair, member-at-large, conference chair and coordinator, website manager, email list manager and blog editor.

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Searching For Synthesis

By Christopher D. Henry, PhD

Is it possible to be both a humanistic psychologist and a social psychologist? After introducing its various theoretical perspectives and subfields, students in my introductory psychology course frequently ask me what “kind” of psychologist I am. Perhaps surprisingly, I find this to be a difficult question to answer.

Annual Conference

The Society for Humanistic Psychology is pleased to invite you to attend its annual conference to be held in Santa Barbara, Calif. from February 28 to March 3, 2013. Attendance is limited to 200, so register early.

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Trauma Workers Experience Both Vicarious Trauma and Vicarious Resilience, Study Finds

A qualitative study interviewed 1 male and 12 female mental health providers working at torture treatment centers. The mental health providers were all members of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs with a range of 4-30...

Case Study Explores Posttraumatic Growth among Northern Irish Victims of Political Violence

In a new study published in Journal of Humanistic Psychology , Jane Simms conducted case studies of three victims of political violence in Northern Ireland. The study was guided by the model of growth developed by Tedeschi and Calhoun....

Psychologists Use the DSM, But Are Dissatisfied With It, New Survey Research Shows

A recently published study coauthored by Division 32 Fellow Jonathan Raskin looks at psychologist attitudes toward the DSM-5 and finds that psychologists are not particularly satisfied with the manual. Raskin, along with his coauthor an...

Existential Therapy is Evidence Based Practice

Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology is the current dominant paradigm for evaluating psychotherapy practice. At best, its aim is to help assure that therapists develop and utilize the appropriate clinical skills and employ strategies t...