Dr. Carolyn Rittenbach, Psy.D.
I first came across the Human Givens model, after the completion of my doctoral schooling in the San Francisco Bay area. My dissertation was on "Normalizing Psychological Understanding" which as it so happened, was aligned with the Human Givens model of therapy. It is a humanistic approach, emphasizing the importance of balanced emotional needs with the use of our innate human resources.
The Human Givens approach is a positive way to learn about ourselves. We learn how to let go of negative, self-limiting thinking, beliefs and patterns that create anxiety and depression, skewing our perception of ourselves and others. We learn healthier coping strategies and improved communication of our feelings and needs.
We live in an age where having this knowledge is important to our individual, community and global sanity. Normalizing psychological understanding is a goal for all of us.
Oregon Psychological Association
National Association of School Psychologists
Human Givens Graduate Practitioner Membership, Human Givens Institute, UK