Examine major existential and humanistic theories.
· Identify existential and humanistic approaches through class readings and internet searches.
· Include: general information about each approach as well as specific skills and techniques that human service providers use in carrying out each approach.
· Write: a 1,000-1,700 word paper on your findings.
The existential and humanistic approaches together expand on the boundaries of preceding theories in explaining the depth and causes of human behavior through personality. Existential theoretical approach evolved throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on the idea that existence, not essence as other theories suggested, was critical in development and how an individual defines oneself (Feist, & Feist, 2009). In the late 20th century humanistic theoreti