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Ch 3: Humanistic & Existential Approaches

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The Humanistic & Existential Approaches chapter of this Psychotherapy Approaches: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master material on the humanistic and existential approaches. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of humanistic and existential approaches.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the theories and approaches of Abraham Maslow and Carl Rodgers, person centered therapy, existential therapy and humanistic-existential models
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
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  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about humanistic and existential approaches
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  • Find videos in this chapter that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
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  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Humanistic & Existential Approaches chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a humanistic and existential approaches unit of a standard psychotherapy course. Topics covered include:

  • Abraham Maslow and the humanistic movement
  • Carl Rodgers' theories and psychotherapy
  • Techniques in person-centered therapy
  • Difference between existential and humanistic theories
  • Existential therapy goals and techniques
  • Humanistic-existential model

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Humanistic & Existential Approaches
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Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology

1. Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology

In the middle of the 20th century, Abraham Maslow changed psychology when he founded humanistic psychology. In this lesson, we'll look at his major contributions to psychology: his hierarchy of needs and his role in the humanistic movement.

Carl Rogers' Humanistic Theory and Psychotherapy

2. Carl Rogers' Humanistic Theory and Psychotherapy

Carl Rogers is often credited with being one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century with contributions that include client-centered therapy, self-actualization, and the theory of self.

Person-Centered Therapy: Goals & Techniques

3. Person-Centered Therapy: Goals & Techniques

What are the goals and techniques used in person-centered therapy? Why is the client/counselor relationship important? Answer these questions and learn more in this lesson.

Existential vs. Humanistic Theories: Comparing Two Major Theories in Psychotherapy

4. Existential vs. Humanistic Theories: Comparing Two Major Theories in Psychotherapy

The humanistic and existential theories of psychology are often confused. In this lesson, we'll look at the similarities of and differences between the two theories and their related therapies.

Existential Therapy: Definition & Key Concepts

5. Existential Therapy: Definition & Key Concepts

What is the philosophy behind existential therapy? How is it structured and what assumptions does it make about human nature? Let's discover the answers to these questions.

Existential Therapy: Goals & Techniques

6. Existential Therapy: Goals & Techniques

Existential therapy is derived from philosophical roots. What is the meaning of life? Who am I? How does existential therapy work by attempting to answer these questions?

The Humanistic-Existential Model and Abnormal Functioning

7. The Humanistic-Existential Model and Abnormal Functioning

What is the humanistic-existential model, and how is different from prior models? Psychology greats such as Maslow, Rogers and May lead the way toward a new model of behavior that has changed the way psychologists view a client.

Assessing the Humanistic-Existential Model: Strengths and Limitations

8. Assessing the Humanistic-Existential Model: Strengths and Limitations

Much of psychology focuses on the negative parts of human experience, but the humanistic-existential model of psychology looks at the positive potential of humans. In this lesson, we'll look at the strengths and weaknesses of the model.

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