Humane Helping is a comprehensive, practical guide that helps clinicians shift their practice from the mental disorder-and-chemical fix and expert-talk models to a more humane, helpful model that increases their ability to help clients meet life’s challenges and reduce emotional distress. Chapters clearly explain the shortfalls of the current models and the advantages of Eric Maisel’s model and include case studies, reflection questions, and actionable steps. Written for helping professionals in mental health as well as practitioners from fields such as coaching and nursing, Humane Helping challenges current practices and provides helpers with the tools they need to more compassionately, effectively, and honestly serve their clients.

chapter |4 pages


chapter 1|11 pages

Helping Is Hard

chapter 2|11 pages

Helping Is Easy

chapter 3|11 pages

Embracing Not Knowing

chapter 4|13 pages

On Not Diagnosing

chapter 5|11 pages

Being with a Person

chapter 6|10 pages

Being with a Real Person

chapter 7|11 pages

Where Will You Focus?

chapter 8|10 pages

Creating Game Plans and Inviting Homework

chapter 9|12 pages

Experimenting with Formulation

chapter 10|11 pages

Including Life Purpose and Meaning

chapter 11|10 pages

Including Circumstances and Experiences

chapter 12|11 pages

Eclecticism and Personality Trait Work

chapter 14|12 pages

Humanely Helping Children

chapter 15|11 pages

Alternative Helping

Meaning Coaching

chapter 17|12 pages

Shifting Your Practices