Humanistic therapy (Humanism) is a positive approach to therapy that centers around the idea that people are innately good. Known as the “third force” in psychology, humanistic psychology arose as a response to negative theories of behavioral therapy, which emphasized pathology and focused on past experiences.
Rather than categorizing groups of people dealing with similar issues as having the same problems, Humanism presents a holistic approach that looks at individuals as whole, complex people. Humanistic psychology emphasizes a person’s ability to use their personal instincts to find growth and healing and to achieve self-actualization. Learn more about Evo's addiction treatment program.
What is Humanistic Psychology? - Association of Humanistic Psychology
Humanistic Psychology - Goodtherapy.org
Humanistic Therapy - PsychologyToday.com
Humanistic theories in psychopathology - Paul Wong (2016)