Want to Contribute to Perspectives Online? Guidelines for Submission

Dr. Stan Charnofsky: Humanistic psychologists model democracy. S/he imposes upon the client least of all.  Freedom to choose is maximized.  The client's human potential is valued.  Client power is enhanced when the innate, natural healthy drive is honored.  Here are some operational guidelines for the Humanistic Therapist: Be Present; Act Responsibly; Provide a Stimulating Environment; Look for Client Code Words; Provide a Safe Environment; Respect a Developmental Base; Respect Affective Discharge as Preceding Cognitive Restructuring; Be Vulnerable--Therapist As Well As Client; Recognize that All Choices Are Intended For Self-enhancement.