CARL JUNG, ABRAHAM MASLOW & ALBERT ELLIS.
Compares psychological theorists on human nature, reality, role of therapy & therapist.
Abraham H. Maslow, Albert Ellis, and Carl Gustav Jung provide theories of human nature which present the client as capable of self-discovery and... more
Abraham H. Maslow, Albert Ellis, and Carl Gustav Jung provide theories of human nature which present the client as capable of self-discovery and actualization, The three theorists regard the human being as capable of personal happiness without intensive therapeutic counseling. The counselor is beneficial as a source of insight, but cannot "cure" the client from without. Maslow, Ellis, and Jung each had individual methodologies by which the client could achieve personal fulfillment, yet they are alike in their belief that a person need not be subject to unconscious, irrational forces against one's will.
Jung believed that alchemy, astrology, Buddhism, certain primitive rituals and religions, mythology, and even psychotic hallucinations can shed light on personality. Such experiences, although not necessarily rational, are beneficial to an