The first thing to say is that Humanistic Psychology is many things. It is broader than just a psychological discipline, and AHP is not just an organisation for psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors; we are open to anyone who is interested in how to be human. It was founded by a broad band of people from many disciplines, such as history, poetry, philosophy and spirituality.
Humanistic Psychology is not in itself a psychotherapeutic discipline; rather it is it is an umbrella term for a number of disciplines which put the person at the centre of their ways of working and strongly believe that the realisation of our own potential is crucial to creating a better world.
Interested? Want to know more? The following are sources of further information:
- Guide to Humanistic Psychology
- Ordinary Ecstasy, John Rowan’s seminal work on Humanistic Psychology
- Other related reading