Major Movements in Psychology

Humanistic Theories

What impact did humanistic psychology have on the practice of psychotherapy?

A number of schools of psychotherapy came out of the humanistic movement and many more were influenced by it. Carl Rogers’s person-centered psychotherapy, Fritz Perls’s Gestalt therapy (named after Gestalt psychology but more closely tied to humanistic psychology), Victor Frankl’s logotherapy, and Rollo May’s existential psychoanalysis are all children of humanistic psychology.


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