Society for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter
A newsletter of Div. 32
I frame my suggestions as ways to increase our practice of soul care by considering ourselves not as psychologists, but as alteriologists, or stewards and shepherds of forgotten otherness.
Letter from the editor
- Les temps modernes: The future of humanistic psychology
What are the next steps for our movement as we look back on 50 years as an organization and forward into the second decade of the 21st century?
By Andrew M. Bland, PhD
Humanistic psychology and cultivation of the soul
- Four dimensions to the continuation of humanistic psychology
The soul is not a level of being that automatically exists for humans, as it must be built through a special kind of effort.
By Steven E. Handwerker, PhD
Humanistic psychology and psychedelics
- Psychedelics and human potential
The meta-message of psychedelic research is that it is highlighting what is already potential and present in each of us. This is clearly the territory of humanistic psychology in its integrative, existential, and transpersonal aspects—none of which are dependent on drug-induced experiences for healing and generating new inner development.
By Richard Schaub, PhD
Humanistic psychology and scientism
- Scientism in psychotherapy
Robert Stolorow, PhD, discusses the ways in which evidence-based practice has been remarkably devoid of philosophical questioning of the nature of psychotherapeutic practice or of the proper evidence for guiding the therapeutic approach to a suffering human soul.
Humanistic psychology and gender
- Developing authentic views of gender: An imperative for humanistic psychologists
As humanistic psychologists we must enter a conversation about gender as it pertains to individuals, systems, and our personal and professional experience.
By Jasper Flint, BS
Humanistic psychology and experiential therapy
- On the future of humanistic psychotherapy: Insights from the transformational chairwork psychotherapy project
At any given moment in the therapy hour, the patient who is in pain is almost always wrestling with parts that are out of balance, is feeling the burden of a difficult or traumatic story, and/or is having conflict with someone in their life—past, present, and future. The Four Dialogues not only provide a framework for listening, but also, they give the therapist a method for engaging, intervening, and helping their patients to heal.
By Scott Kellogg, PhD, and Amanda Garcia Torres
Humanistic psychology and teletherapy
- Frontiers of existential-humanistic psychotherapy: Preserving the human element in cyberspace
Can the nonspecific aspects of human interaction such as subjectivity and intersubjectivity, authentic presence and genuine empathy, be preserved while using this new communication medium?
By Paul Murray, PhD
Humanistic psychology and relational/expressive therapy
News and announcements
- Division 32 Bulletin Board
Division 32 provides information about its upcoming annual conference in March and its journal editor’s report.
- Humanistic psychology: Hitting the notes, or the varieties of authentic experience (PDF, 189KB)
Ed Mendelowitz, PhD, dedicates this article to Steve Goodman (1948-1984) and John Prine (1946-2020), and in memory of Georgia May (1926-2021).