This is one of a few different things that came up when I googled the Association for Human Psychology. Based on all it’s rhetoric I believe it to be the association referred to.
Mission Statement & Goals
Kindred Spirits on the Edge – an international community where human potential and evolving consciousness meet.
The mission of AHP is to enhance the quality of human experience and to advance the evolution of human consciousness. We fulfill our mission by sponsoring, alone and with strategic partners, educational events and projects, publications, and a global Web presence.
Principles upon which AHP is based include a deep commitment to:
- integrity in personal and professional interactions,
- authenticity and trust in human relationships,
- compassion and skill in deep listening, and
- respect for the mystery, interdependence, value, and essential oneness of all beings.
AHP assesses the success of its services by the extent to which participants and recipients of our services report:
- A sense of connection with conscious community
- Enhanced quality of life
- Increased awareness of the principles of humanistic psychology and their applications
- Greater skill in applying humanistic methods to their
- professional practice
AHP assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of its events, projects, partnerships, publications, and Web presence by the extent to which they:
- Further the mission of the organization
- Foster the enhancement of humanistic qualities in their participants
- Contribute to the sustainable growth and development of the organization
- Support humanistic values and ideas worldwide.
Core Values AHP members are linked to each other by a shared set of values:
- a belief in the worth of persons and dedication to the development of human potential.
- an understanding of life as a process, change is inevitable.
- an appreciation of the spiritual and intuitive.
- a commitment to ecological integrity.
- a recognition of the profound problems affecting our world and a responsibility to hope and constructive change.
Ok, so far is sounds banal another liberalistic group wanting to “share the love” from a flower power perspective of “I’m ok you’re ok” thinking. They aren’t Christian what did we expect.
Then there is this:
Our New Vision
In its 50th year, the Association for Humanistic Psychology has reflected upon its mission, over the past half century, to facilitate the understanding of the Humanistic principles within the global community. Our success in this objective is reflected in the recognition of these principles in just about every realm of science and practice relating to human service and growth around the world.
We see it in such arenas as medicine and parenting, where concepts like wellness, attachment, empathic communication, self direction, and maximizing potential are assumed to be essential in promoting good health and adjustment over the lifespan. The principles of human rights, freedom of choice, wisdom of the self, fostering relationships and community, and spiritual growth are now deeply held ideals in many of the social sciences and services.
It is even reflected in public policy, with social programs and school mission statements aimed at nurturing and educating the whole child. There is great satisfaction in seeing concepts, that were previously criticized as indulgent and harmful by fields that were rigidly behaviorally-, cognitively-, or physiologically-based, now being affirmed as elements of best practices in providing treatment and encouraging growth.
In it’s first iteration, AHP and Humanistic Psychology, in general, focused almost exclusively on the growth of the individual. While we believe that principle continues to be necessary, in the words of one of our founders, it is no longer sufficient. We also recognize the importance of change and growth in relationships, families, communities, societies, and in a global context.
As a result of this progress, AHP is re-envisioning its purpose and responsibility to its members and supporters. It is now time to reach further into the awareness of individuals and communities, and to reach higher into the sphere of translating new knowledge, policy, and practice into humanistic terms. The impact of humanistic psychology will be strengthened through the use of social media and other technologies that will allow AHP to increase its visibility and accessibility to the public; helping them to integrate humanistic ideas into their lives on multiple levels.
This approach will also provide a platform for the creation of online learning communities designed to enrich the humanistic work of groups and communities, professional networks, and government organizations. Our primary focus will be in bringing together new knowledge and practices from a variety of emerging fields (science, policy, education, politics, the arts, therapeutic/healing practices, community and cultural growth, and personal and spiritual growth), and translating those new ideas through the lens of Humanistic Psychology.
These interpretations will help all of us to understand and influence our ever evolving world, from a Humanistic stance. The Humanistic approach encourages a proactive stance of activism, advocacy, and social justice that promotes awareness, wisdom, purpose, respect, interdependence, and peace.
This then is your unity vision for a interdependent interconnected World. One People One World and they are utilizing psychology for this….???!!! So this is the spin your therapist is being asked to do on your head? This IS the educational trend no doubt about that. Humanism is the “thing” in psychology these days and its all about how to blur the lines of the individual into the collective. This by the way is the intentional ideology behind NWO and blurring national lines. It is definitely part of the philosophy of the United Nations and its peace keeping force.