The humanistic Approach
Erich Fromm was a very well-known psychoanalyst who did not associate himself with any other theory of personality. Fromm called his approach to psychoanalysis the “humanistic approach” (Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies, 2010). Fromm believed that peopled were left without the adaptive instincts they were meant to have when they were taken away from the primordial natural world which includes their union with nature and...
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...ave made important important contributions the area of psychotherapy that can be useful to modern day issues that counselors are faced with.
It is critical for one working in the area of therapy of any kind to know what position they hold on human nature and the therapeutic approach or approaches they favor. It is especially important for a Christian counselor with a biblical worldview to be solid in their theoretical view. As helpers of those in need, a Christian counselor should choose a therapeutic approach to psychotherapy that aligns as closely as it can with Scripture and God’s commands. Not all of the assumptions of these approaches can be integrated into a biblical counseling model. There are some assumptions however that mentioned in the text that can be used in a counseling model that incorporates the Father in Heaven and his desires for human behavior.
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