Welcome to the Association for Humanistic Psychology

The AHP was founded by a broad band of people from many disciplines, such as history, poetry, philosophy and spirituality. It is for academics, educators, health professionals, community and social workers, psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists, sociologists – in fact, anyone who shares humanistic values and wants to make a difference.

Dr John Rowan, 1925–2018

We report with great sadness the passing of John Rowan – Honorary Life President of the AHPb, and often rightfully termed Britain’s “Father” of Humanistic Psychology. John died peacefully on Saturday 26 May, at the magnificent age of 93.

An  obituary and appreciation can be seen here. There will be full tributes to and celebrations of John’s life and achievement’s in the next issue of Self and Society journal, and in our July Newsletter.

Rest In Peace, dear friend and colleague.

Photo of John and Sue Rowan

John with his wife Sue at his 90th-birthday Festschrift celebration.



AHPb Annual Conference

Love, Madness and Transformation:
Humanistic Stories

Saturday 30 June 2018, 10 till 5
Holloway Road Resource Centre, London N7 6PA

This conference will create a space for eminent figures in the Humanistic Psychology movement to tell their personal stories. Even the world of political campaigning is now starting to realise that personal, human stories can and do cultivate the deepest of human connection, and this day of deep sharing, experiential engagement and small groupwork will connect us all with both our own and others’ stories, and with Story as Archetype for what it means to be human.

Speakers will include Dr Dina Glouberman, Jill Hall, Jay Ramsay, Malcolm Stern, Serge Beddington-Behrens and Julian Nangle.

Simple lunch, refreshments and CPD certification will be provided. This is  a wonderful networking opportunity for psychologists, therapists and allied workers, and for all humanistic therapists to connect with the very heart of our work.

The conference will also double as a book launch of Dina Glouberman’s latest book, Into the Woods and Out Again: A Memoir of Love, Madness and Transformation. Signed copies will be available to participants at a bargain price. Further details of this book are below.

Further details of the programme and the speakers can be seen on the conference page. Please book via Eventbrite.


Into the Woods and Out Again: A Memoir of Love, Madness and Transformation by Dina Glouberman is out 01 June 2018, published by Sphinx, priced £9.99.

Into the Woods and Out Again is an inspiring memoir that – with honesty and down-to-earth humour – invokes the essence of a remarkable time and place by a woman who dared to make her dreams a reality.
Further details are in the press release.