|Kirk J. Schneider||Vice President, Existential-Humanistic Institute; Adjunct Faculty, Saybrook University and the California Institute of Integral Studies; and Editor, Journal of Humanistic Psychology|
|James F. T. Bugental||Stanford University School of Medicine|
|J. Fraser Pierson||Southern Oregon University|
|© 2001||760 pages||SAGE Publications, Inc|
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