Humanistic Therapy

In your own words, define humanistic therapy and then explain why it would not work for people who have major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Use the comment thread below.

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2 years ago
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Humanistic therapy is therapy that helps a person build a high self-esteem, and helps them feel happy about their lives. These therapists are trained to be very nice, and open, and free of judgment. They have to create a relaxing environment for their patients to feel comfortable talking in. This therapy would not work for people with major depression, Bi-polar, or schizophrenia. It only works for people who are willing to change, and able to '

2 years ago
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control themselves.

2 years ago
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Humanistic therapy is person-centered therapy where the client is the one that directs the conversations and this form of therapy is to help clients feel more confident with themselves and the world. This type of treatment wouldn't help people with major depression, bipolar or schizophrenia because these mental illnesses have to deal with more than having low self-esteem. Most people that have this therapy do not have major mental issues.

2 years ago
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Humanistic therapy focuses on making you feel the most human. It help you feel purposeful and confident and worth something. I think it does not work with more serious conditions such as depression, bipolar or schizophrenia because those conditions go deeper than simple low self esteem. Depression is deep-rooted sadness and hopelessness that needs intense therapy rather than light therapy. Bipolar and schizophrenia are serious mental disorders that need medical medicine combined with specialized therapy.

2 years ago
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Humanistic therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on helping clients reach their full potential by helping them become more confident and willing to experience life. This type of therapy would not work for people with major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia because those disorders cannot be medicated by positive self-talk or reaffirmations. Not to mention one of the goals of humanistic therapy is to "increase capacity to experience and express feelings at the moment they occur." This is a very dangerous suggestion for someone with the aforementioned disorders as, if they did this, they may self-harm or kill themselves or others.