Eclectic therapy is an open, integrative form of psychotherapy that adapts to the unique needs of each specific client, depending on the problem, the treatment goals, and the person’s ...
Humanistic Psychology is a psychological perspective that arose in the mid-20th century in answer to two theories: Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory and B. F. Skinner's behaviorism. Thus it was referred to as the "third force" in psychology.
For example, Bischoff & Tracey define resistance as "any behavior that indicates covert or overt opposition to the therapist, the counseling process, or the therapist's agenda." Although common, such perspectives leave therapists lacking control and too much at the mercy of other influences when attempting to foster change.
Usually most of the books on multiculturalism and psychotherapy are written to the white therapist and say how we can be more informed about ethnic minorities. So very few books are written to the black therapist or the Asian therapist or the gay therapist about how that therapist can work with cross-cultural issues.
We do what makes us happy, we follow our passions regardless of who we disappoint, or how it may be perceived by others. Living a life of authenticity is a constant effort, and means sacrifice. Not everyone in our lives will respond well to our authentic self, because of how it may impact them.
An integration of cognitive, constructivist, existential-humanistic, psychodynamic, and systemic perspectives, Adlerian theory is a holistic, phenomenological, socially-oriented, and teleological (goal-directed) approach to understanding and working with people. Richard E. Watts – 11-22-14
Dec 01, 2012 · Existential humanistic counselors practice more as “way of being” rather than using a specific set of skills. My greatest tool is my “person” and belief in the power of the therapeutic alliance.