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Classification and types of Humanist Therapies

Classification and types of Humanist Therapies

Humanist Therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. They try to help individuals recognize their strengths, creativity and choice in the "here and now"

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  • 1 Existential Therapy
  • 2 Gestalt Therapy
  • 3 Therapy of Human Needs
  • 4 Customer Centered Therapy
  • 5 Brief Solution-Centered Therapy
  • 6 Transactional Analysis
  • 7 Transpersonal Psychology
  • 8 Experiential Therapy

Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy focuses on exploring the meaning of certain topics through a philosophical perspective, rather than a technique-based approach.

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Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy can be translated as a "whole" and focuses on the totality of an individual's experience, including their thoughts, feelings and actions. Gaining self-awareness in the "here and now" is a key aspect of Gestalt Therapy.

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Therapy of Human Needs

The Focus on Human Needs is a type of psychotherapy that is based on the premise that human beings have a set of innate "basic needs" and if these needs are not met, psychological distress may appear.

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Therapy focused on the client

Person-centered therapy is a type of psychotherapy with a relatively new approach that has been described by its founders as a "bio-psycho-social" approach to psychotherapy. The basic assumption of therapy is that human beings have innate needs that must be met for mental well-being.

Person-centered therapy (also known as "client-centered" guidance)

Person-centered therapy focuses on the heritage and self values ​​of an individual. Being valued as a person, without being judged, can help an individual to accept what they are, and reconnect with themselves.

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Brief Solution-Centered Therapy

Also known as Solution-Centered Therapy or Brief Therapy, this approach predominantly looks at what the individual wants to achieve the solution to the problem rather than looking at the individual's history. The questions are asked by the therapist to help the person discover their own strengths and resources. Solution-centered therapy can be especially useful for those who are goal oriented and have a clear desire to change.

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Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis is based on the theory that we each have three states of self: Father, adults and children. By recognizing ego states, transactional analysis attempts to identify how people communicate, and how this can be changed.

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Transpersonal Psychology

Transpersonal Psychology means "beyond the personal" and seeks to discover the person who transcends a bodily individual, age, appearance, culture, etc.

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Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapies have developed thanks to humanist models. These approaches like those that come from the European existential phenomenological tradition and those that started from the American phenomenon of humanistic psychology.

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