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“Thought is the blossom, language the bud, action the fruit behind it,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson.  More than a century later, psychological research continues to echo these very same sentiments: language has a profound impact in developing a facilitative therapeutic relationship. No one knows this better than humanistic...
Integration is better than segregation. This is an American value.  We need to use the same schools, the same community resources, the same places.  We need access to the same materials, literature, and social standing.  The civil rights movement showed us that this is true.  And years working with developmentally disabled...
Dr. James Bugental presented a paper at the 1965 meeting of the Psychologists Interested in the Advancement of Psychotherapy in Washington, D.C. The paper “The Humanistic Ethic – The Individual in Psychotherapy as a Societal Change Agent” presented a perspective on the potential of psychotherapy. Bugental felt that potential...
“I have… a terrible need… shall I say the word?… of religion.  Then I go out at night and paint the stars.”  Vincent van Gogh It was a moonless night and I laid in the balmy August air on a sandy beach, watching and waiting passively for the stars to show themselves to me. Not unlike waiting for the...
A SINGLE CASE STUDY I am an anomalous surge, a bioelectromagnetic burst. Study me with EEG topographic mapping (a great advance over phrenology), ferret out my subtle energies, record the markers of my emotion, sift my positive and negative ions for signs of virtue, and measure the build-up and collapse of my electric dipoles while I indulge my...

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