Can you explain with an example how Humanistic therapy is ''non directive'' and what ''non directive'' means?
Directive therapy is one in which the therapist leads the therapeutic process. For example, if you are providing cognitive behavioral therapy, you are giving the client instructions for dealing with the problem, helping them practice specific techniques, assigning homework etc.
Non-directive therapy allows the client to take the lead. The therapist may reflect back the information the client is providing, offer possible interpretations, or seek clarification, but it is the client who initiates the content of the therapy session.< Back to Questions