Ch 7: The Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior

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The Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

One model of abnormal behavior is the humanistic-existential model. In this chapter, we will take a look at the basic theories and ideas of this model. You will see what types of alternative therapies may be used when working with the humanistic-existential model, such as meditation. Lessons will also cover various related theories and important people in this field. Some of the concepts, ideas and people that are covered in the lessons in this chapter include:

  • Abraham Maslow
  • Carl Roger
  • Spirituality's effects on mental health
  • Humanistic approaches to therapy
  • The Gestalt theory

The Humanistic-Existential Model and Abnormal Functioning Find out about the humanistic-existential model and how this model explains abnormal functioning.
Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology Study Abraham Maslow's contributions to this model.
Carl Roger's Humanistic Theory and Psychotherapy Take a look at the theory Carl Roger's developed.
Gestalt Theory and Approaches to Counseling Learn about the Gestalt theory and related approaches.
Spirituality & Mental Health: Using Prayer and Meditation to Treat Mental Illness See how prayer and meditation can be used as a treatment for mental illness.
Existential vs. Humanistic Theories: Comparing Two Major Theories in Psychotherapy Compare existential and humanistic theories.
Assessing the Humanistic-Existential Model: Strengths and Weaknesses Examine the strengths and weaknesses of this model.

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