Is individual therapy overrated and outdated? Yes, says Alan Kazdin, a professor of psychology and child psychiatry at Yale University, writing in the leading journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
This term replaced their own original name “transhumanistic,” or “reaching beyond humanistic concerns.” Soon afterwards, they launched the Association of Transpersonal Psychology (ATP), and started the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology.
Humanistic psychology has been focused on helping people achieve their potential, and not just "get better," for over 40 years. Today "positive psychology" investigates the things that make people happy. There's plenty of common ground -- but they aren't the same thing.
psychology without poetry is hollow: the humanities carry the wisdom of humankind’s search for itself, and the arts bring a creative vitality that psychology cannot do without if it wants to be worthy of the inner lives of its patients.