Licensed Philadelphia-based psychologist with a holistic psychology based on learning theory research and health energy flow in the body and emotions  Dr. Jeanette is a licensed psychologist with a holistic psychology based on learning theory research and healthy energy flow in the body and emotions; a Philadelphia psychologist since 1975 when she worked with Joe Wolpe, MD at Temple Medical School.
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What is Psychology?  What is the Definition of the New Holistic Psychology?

The Definition of the New Holistic Psychology Contrasts Sharply With the Current Mental Health Psychology

Here is a reliable, well-thought out definition of holistic psychology provided by a holistic psychologist, Dr. Doris Jeanette. She has been a licensed psychologist for 36 years working directly with clients. 

The Current Traditional Psychology The New Holistic Psychology

PURPOSE: To adjust individuals to fit them into a culture, system or technique.

PURPOSE: To actualize the real self by empowering individuals to be true to the authentic self.

Psychotherapy model is used. Transformation model is used.
Unhealthiness is defined by judgmental beliefs. Labels, with a white male bias, are used to define people and keep them sick. Unhealthiness is defined by lack of vital energy flowing through the cells, body and mind. This can be changed.
The goal is to control behavior, thoughts and emotions. The goal is to find and use natural strengths.


Verbal approach, talk therapy. Energy approach, nonverbal, experiential.
Talks about problems, blocks, chemistry and symptoms. Directly affects the unhealthy energy in the mind-body so it moves toward holistic health.
No awareness of energy. Awareness of energy is used to empower people.
Brain is dominate and all- knowing. Body and spirit are equal to the brain.
Thinking is dominant. Feeling is equal to thinking.
Outside authorities have answers. Inner knowing has solutions.
Unequal relationships maintain low self esteem. Equal relationships used to empower all people.
Certain lifestyles, gender and professions are more valuable than others. Values all people equally.
Committed to specific, invested groups. Values certain cultures and genders more than others. Committed to global well-being. Values all cultures, lifestyles and genders equally.

Copyright, 1999, Doris Jeanette, Psy.D, Center for New Psychology

This holistic psychology definition helps you find genuine, caring, qualified professionals who can help you heal your mind, body and emotions.

To qualify as a holistic approach, the practitioner must respect, honor and address your mind-body-spirit system as a whole.

In addition, a holistic health approach must solve problems at their source instead of just treating your symptoms. 

Many people call themselves holistic health professionals and holistic psychologists.

Unfortunately, many of them are doing the same old things in the same old way.

They may use the same words that holistic health professionals use such as energy, freedom, healing, transformation. However, they may not be offering you a holistic psychology approach that is empowering you.

If someone is offering you a technique or the answer, this is just like traditional psychology and traditional medicine. Therefore, they are not offering you alternative therapy or holistic psychology.

Any approach that works only with symptoms cannot be considered holistic.

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If you are a professional or student, use this holistic psychology definition to measure whether a holistic health school or holistic psychology program is offering you what you really want.

A holistic psychology school program that teaches you diagnostic labels, abnormal psychology and sexist theories is not part of the future, new holistic psychology.

If you are a professional or student looking to add holistic psychology to your resume, the Center for New Psychology offers two educational options.

1.  You can become Certified in Holistic Psychology through the Center for New Psychology.

2. You can join Dr. Jeanette's Holistic Psychology Mentoring Program.

If you have more questions about the new holistic psychology  schooling and the training that is available visit our FAQ page.

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What is holistic psychology?

"Psychology exists to help human beings experience and enjoy the extraordinary qualities of their soul, heart, body and mind so they feel whole, sane and worthy." Dr. Doris Jeanette

Dr. Jeanette has been practicing alternative therapies throughout her long career. She developed this holistic psychology definition based on fine-tuning her own new psychology approach and applying it to the holistic health approaches others have developed.