Some central tenets of humanistic and existential psychology, such as self-realization and self-actualization, sometimes criticized for being insufficiently 'tough-minded', are challenged in this provocative book.
Friedman's aim is not to leave behind that which has been valuable to the movement, but rather to advance humanistic psychology with a more coherent vision of psychology for contemporary psychologists and psychotherapists. He focuses on dialogue and the human image, two elements essential to any psychology that is truly humanistic. He explores the work of many leading figures in humanistic psychology and presents a goldmine of information about psychotherapy, interpersonal encounter and the need for mutual affirma
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Table of Contents
PART ONE: AFTER MASLOW AND ROGERS, WHAT?Beyond Humanistic Psychology Dialogue and the Image of the HumanPART TWO: HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY AND BEYONDPsychology as a Human ScienceAiming at the Self The Paradox of the Human Potential MovementCarl Rogers and Martin Buber Self-Actualization and DialoguePART THREE: DIALOGUETherapists of Dialogue Straus, Goldstein, Boss, Binswanger, Jourard, the Polsters, Laing, von Weizäcker, May, Bugental, and YalomDialogical Therapists Leslie H Farber, Hans Trüb, Richard HyonerMartin Buber and Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy The Role of Dialogue in Contextual (Intergenerational Family) TherapyDialogical PsychotherapyPART FOUR: THE IMAGE OF THE HUMANPhilosophical Anthropology and the Image of the HumanOur Age of AnxietySex and LovePersonal Freedom, Psychological Compulsion, and the Divided SelfThe Crisis of Motives, the Problematic of Guilt, and Existential Shame, Guilt, and TrustThe Image of the Human and Psychotherapy