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Humanist Approach


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?


He is suffering from denial.


He hasn't reached self- actualization.


He doesn't have unconditional positive regard.


His superego is too strong.