Ch 8: The Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about humanistic and existential theories of abnormal behavior in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayThe humanistic-existential model and abnormal functioningStrengths and weaknesses of the humanistic-existential model
TuesdayAbraham Maslow's contribution to the humanistic movement
Carl Rogers' humanistic theory and psychotherapy
Humanistic psychology, hierarchy of needs
Congruence, incongruence, client-centered therapy, theory of self-actualization
WednesdayGestalt theory and approaches to counselingResistance to contact, Gestalt therapy
ThursdaySpirituality and mental healthUse of prayer and meditation to treat mental illness
FridayExistential vs. humanistic theories
Assessing the humanistic-existential model
Similarities and differences in the existential and humanistic theories
Strengths and limitations of the humanistic-existential model

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: The Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior Lesson Plans
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The Humanistic-Existential Model and Abnormal Functioning

1. 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.

Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology

2. 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

3. 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.

Gestalt Theory and Approaches to Counseling

4. Gestalt Theory and Approaches to Counseling

What is gestalt theory, and how can it influence therapy? In this lesson, we'll look at gestalt theory, the types of resistance to contact that can cause psychological issues, and how gestalt theorists treat patients.

Spirituality & Mental Health: Using Prayer and Meditation to Treat Mental Illness

5. Spirituality & Mental Health: Using Prayer and Meditation to Treat Mental Illness

There is a long and complicated history between religion and mental illness, but recent developments in psychology are showing advantages to religious treatments for mental issues. This lesson examines faith-based therapy.

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

6. 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.

Assessing the Humanistic-Existential Model: Strengths and Limitations

7. 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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