AHP started life in the USA in 1963 and arrived in Britain in 1969.
Its purpose is to educate about Humanistic Psychology.
In fact it has done a lot more than that. We host events (our next scheduled event is a celebration of fifty years of humanistic psychology, to be held in London in 2013).
We publish a respected journal, “Self & Society”. We are a meeting place for everyone interested in exploring what it means to be human. Our intention is to reach out world-wide and invite people with humanistic values to join us.
Our members come from a broad variety of professions, spanning psychotherapy and counselling, the health professions, education, management and coaching, social services and politics, as well as others. We encourage an expanding range – humanistic psychology is applicable to all aspects of life.
We don’t accredit professionals – there are other organisations who do a grand job of that. We are there as a forum for people interested in developing Humanistic Psychology in its many fields of activity. Some members just enjoy receiving Self & Society. Some come to events and festivals, some people get more involved by coming on the Board and supporting us in other ways. The more people get involved, the more we can do. But there’s no pressure.
Members receive our journal, “Self & Society”, pay reduced rates for events, and can attend Board meetings.
AHP is a small organisation with a big heart. We aim to be friendly, approachable and transparent.
Over the years the organisation has waxed and waned, good times and bad, much like humanistic psychology itself. Three years ago AHP underwent some changes and we’re coming through those changes with new energy and enthusiasm. We don’t have much money, and we’re having to work hard and welcome more volunteers, but we’re enjoying it.
The administrator and the editor of Self & Society are paid small amounts for their work. All other time contributions are voluntary.
Our Board consists of John Rowan (co-chair), Alexandra Chalfont (co-chair), Sue Rowan, Brigitta Mowat and Tracy Jarvis. If you think you might be interested in joining us, drop us a line. We are looking for people who believe in humanistic values and want to contribute to helping us grow.
Meetings are open to members, and if you would like to attend please get in touch with Beverley, our administrator.
AHP is a charity (The Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain) and a limited company: Registered Charity No. 1094979, and Company No 04263707.