Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions

1st Edition

Authors: Jeana Magyar-Moe
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123745170
eBook ISBN: 9780080923017
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th June 2009
Page Count: 200
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Shane J. Lopez
Preface
Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: What is Positive Psychology and Why is it Important?
Chapter 2: The Intersection of Positive Psychology and the Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Chapter 3: Positive Psychological Tests and Measures
Chapter 4: Positive Psychological Interventions
Chapter 5: Deciding Upon and Carrying Out a Positive Psychology-Infused Treatment Plan

References
Bibliography of Useful Positive Psychology Resources


Description

Positive psychology - essentially the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive - is a relatively new discipline that has experienced substantial growth in the last 5-10 years. Research suggests that the principles and theories from this area of study are highly relevant to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy, and positive psychology presents clinicians and patients with a much needed balance to the more traditional focus on pathology and the disease model of mental health. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the best-researched positive psychological interventions. It emphasizes clinical application, providing a detailed view of how the research can be applied to patients. Covering the broaden-and-build theory, strengths-based therapy, mentoring modalities and more, the volume will provide numerous assessment tools, exercises and worksheets for use throughout the counseling and psychotherapy process.

Key Features

  • Summarizes the applications of research from positive psychology to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy
    - Provides clinician a variety of assessments, worksheets, handouts, and take home and in-session exercises to utilize in the process of conducting therapy from a positive psychological perspective
    - Provides general treatment planning guidelines for the appropriate use of such assessments, worksheets, handouts, and exercises
    - Bibliography of positive psychology references to compliment the information provided in this book

Readership

Mental health clinicians, including psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and mental health nurses; Researchers in positive psychology and mental health treatment; Professors teaching Positive Psychology, Counseling Skills, or Counseling and Psychotherapy practicum


Details

No. of pages:
200
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080923017
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123745170

About the Authors

Jeana Magyar-Moe Author

Jeana L. Magyar-Moe received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP) where she is a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow and the recipient of the 2006 UWSP University Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007 University Scholar Award, and 2007 and 2008 University Leadership Mentor Awards. She also served as the Distinguished Lecturer for the 2007 University Evening Celebration of Faculty Excellence. Dr. Magyar-Moe’s research interests include positive psychology, diversity issues, therapy process and outcome, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She was an invited scholar and fellow at the 2002 and 2003 International Positive Psychology Summits and an Invited Speaker at the 2007 Gallup Global Well-Being Forum and she continues to focus her research primarily on the study of optimal human functioning. Her most recent publications on positive psychology topics appeared in the Major Contribution on Positive Aspects of Human Functioning in the March 2006 issue of The Counseling Psychologist. She has also co-authored book chapters in the Handbook of Positive Psychology (Snyder & Lopez), Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures (Lopez & Snyder), Positive Psychology in Practice (Linley & Joseph), Counseling Psychology and Optimal Human Functioning (Walsh), The Biennial Review of Counseling Psychology (Walsh), and Wellness for Life: The Personal Dynamics of Living Well (Gentile & Gentile). Jeana’s first full text entitled Therapist’s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions will be published by Elsevier Academic Press in 2009. In addition to teaching and scholarly work, Dr. Magyar-Moe, who is also a licensed psychologist in the state of Wisconsin, conducts psychological assessments and provides counseling and therapy to community clients, serves as a business consultant, and is a sport psychologist for athletes and a

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, USA