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Humanist Approach

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Jeff is a 30 year old doctor who is married with two children. From the outside things looked great, but Jeff is depressed. He visits a psychologist and tells her that he always wanted to be a firefighter, but his parents made him go to medical school. He is sure he would have been a successful firefighter.

Jeff then explains that he wants to travel the world with his family, but he is too busy working.

Using the humanist approach what might be Jeff's problem?

A

He is suffering from denial.

B

He hasn't reached self- actualization.

C

He doesn't have unconditional positive regard.

D

His superego is too strong.