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Humanistic Approaches to Intimacy

  • Alvin R. Mahrer


There are two questions I intend to answer. The first is: What are the various meanings or ways of conceptualizing intimacy from the perspective of humanistic approaches? My answer is that there are three meanings of intimacy, two of which are old and one of which is new. The second question is: What are the role and place of these three kinds of intimacy within humanistic approaches to psychotherapy?


Human Nature Intimate Relationship Bodily Sensation Passive Mode Humanistic Psychology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvin R. Mahrer
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Psychological ServicesUniversity of OttawaCanada

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