How does Maslow's hierarchy of needs relate to effective counseling?

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May 9, 2016

Insecurity is a primary cause of anti-social behavior. Understanding which level(s) of the hierarchy are unfulfilled will make the counseling approach more effective.


Only when the lower needs are met can one focus on the higher ones. For example, attempting to correct a “social” level issue while inherent “safety” levels ones still exist will not be very effective.