Humanistic Psychology


Humanistic counselors approach to counseling s holistic in that they attempt to understand the whole person and to help people develop to their fullest potential. The belief is that when a person is living in their fullest potential, society is positively affected. Humanistic counseling holds that people have free-will and can make choices. It is, therefore, quite a positive approach to therapy because it is change-focused and personal-power focused. It is a bit individualistic and doesn’t always take into consideration the context in which a person lives. So while I hold the orientation of humanistic psychology, I temper that with my Social-Constructivist viewpoints.