University of the Rockies Press Announces New Book on Humanistic Psychotherapy by Faculty Member David Elkins

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 20 Dr. David N. Elkins, Core Faculty member at University of the Rockies, has written a book titled Humanistic Psychology: A Clinical Manifesto: A Critique of Clinical Psychology and the Need for Progressive Alternatives.


The book is scheduled for publication in October, 2009 by University of the Rockies Press and will be available through online book stores.

Humanistic Psychology challenges the medical model in psychotherapy and summarizes contemporary analyses and meta-analyses of psychotherapy research that make it clear "contextual factors" - not techniques - are the primary determinants of therapeutic effectiveness.

The book has received pre-publication endorsements from several leading psychologists and the foreword was written by Natalie Rogers, daughter of Carl Rogers, one of the most influential clinical psychologists of the past century.

Prospective students and others interested in Dr. Elkins' work, or any of the programs at University of the Rockies, are encouraged to visit or call 866-821-0124 for information.

About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a graduate school specializing in psychology programs at the master's and doctoral levels at its campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of the Rockies also offers specialized degree programs online. San Diego-based Bridgepoint Education is the parent company of University of the Rockies, formerly known as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. University students provide free and low-cost psychological services to the underserved through the University of the Rockies Foundation's Switzer Center. The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization supporting students through scholarships, assistantships and other activities. For more information, please visit or contact Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.

SOURCE University of the Rockies


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