A Return to the Human in Humanism: A Response to Hansen's Humanistic Vision


concerning this article should be addressed to Matthew E. Lemberger, Department of Individual, Family and Community Education, Counseling Program, University of New Mexico, 128 Simpson Hall, MSC05 3040, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (e-mail: melt@unm.edu).


In his extension of the humanistic vision, Hansen (2012) recommends that counseling practitioners and scholars adopt operations that are consistent with his definition of a multiple-perspective philosophy. Alternatively, the author of this article believes that Hansen has reduced the capacity of the human to interpret meaning through quantitative research methodologies, diagnostic assessment, and other forms of counseling practice.