This text provides state-of-the-art information on the status of contemporary research and practice in the field of humanistic psychology. For the clinician, many of the chapters provide detailed discussions on therapeutic technique derived from the research, including transcripts from psychotherapy sessions that illustrate those techniques. The book is divided into six main parts. The first section provides "an overview of the history, defining characteristics, and evolution of humanistic psychotherapies" (p. xxv). The second part provides summaries of basic research findings, including a meta-analysis suggesting that "humanistic psychotherapies have substantial effect sizes and are equally effective or more effective than other major approaches to psychotherapy" (p. xxv). This part also includes chapters on process-outcome research and qualitative research, illustrating the epistemological maturity of this field. The third and fourth parts review the major humanistic psychotherapeutic approaches and modalities, including couples and family therapy, group therapy, and child therapy, along with corresponding reviews of supporting research. The fifth part focuses on current therapeutic issues and applications, as well as research reviews demonstrating the linkage between these approaches and therapeutic outcome. A chapter from this section, titled "Emotion in Humanistic Psychotherapy," is where I encountered my only significant disappointment. Specifically, it failed to differentiate the concept of affect as physiological from the concept of emotion as biographical and to differentiate cognitive processes from affective processes, distinctions I view as necessary for clarity and consistency. Nevertheless, I found the approaches presented for the targeting of emotion and subsequent therapeutic intervention important and valuable work despite my dissatisfaction with this chapter’s explication of terminology and underlying theory. The final section proposes the future direction of this field, presenting a contemporary theoretical model that integrates a synthesis of humanistic psychology with modern neuroscience and systems theory.