Welcome to the Association for Humanistic Psychology

The AHPb was founded by a broad band of people from many disciplines in and beyond psychology and therapy, including history, poetry, philosophy, anthropology and spirituality. It is an organisation for academics, educators, health professionals, community and social workers, psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists, sociologists – in fact, for anyone who shares humanistic values and wants to make a difference. Read more…


‘We’re all Feyerabendians now!’: Where Science and Society Meet – The Contemporary Relevance of Paul K. Feyerabend, 1924–94

Feyerabend scholar Ian James Kidd is interviewed by Richard House – with a commentary by Onel Brooks

Introductory Note
It is fittingly exactly 50 years as we write since the publication of the first iteration of what was to become one of the most controversial publications in the history of the philosophy of science – Paul K. Feyerabend’s ‘Against method: outline of an anarchistic theory of knowledge’ (Feyerabend, 1970a) – subsequently published in book form by New Left Books in 1975. Read more…


Brigitta Mowat – How Integrative Psychotherapy Can Address the Anthropocene Crisis

The main focus of this article is an attempt to address the questions of how and why the human species considers itself separate from ecosystems, and what needs to shift in our thinking and theorising so that we can be part of, rather than split off from, the more-than human world. Four clinical vignettes serve to illustrate the interplay between the ‘eco’ and ‘psycho’ embedded in the socio-historical and clinical context. Read more…


Miki Kashtan – The Power of the Soft Qualities to Transform Patriarchy

Photo of Miki KashtanPatriarchy emerges from scarcity, functions in separation, and results in powerlessness. Embracing the soft qualities restores capacity in the opposite direction: what was lost last is restored first, and we move towards individual and collective liberation instead of away from life. Vulnerability and humility soften patriarchal habits of protection and control as we restore choice. That strength makes possible deepened awareness of interdependence, and tenderness for self and other, as we restore togetherness. Read more…


REVIEW ESSAY
Counter-fantasies: On Judith Butler, Psychotherapy and Politics 1
By Manu Bazzano

Once during a Living Theatre street performance, a bystander (later identified as a lecturer on our campus) suddenly jumped into action by punching one of the actors, who promptly hit him back. The accident caused a stir; lively discussions ensued. Read more…


Special Guest Paper published on the Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain (AHPb) website, 17 August 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic, the Trump Presidency, and Humanistic Psychology
© Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D.

Photo of Elliot BenjaminIntroduction

The harrowing consequences of the United States presidency of Donald Trump are now being acknowledged and conveyed in professional Humanistic Psychology circles. Read more…


Into the Woods and Out Again: A Memoir of Love, Madness and Transformation by Dina Glouberman is now available and can be purchased from the online store.

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. For further details please see: