Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success reveals a new therapeutic approach that combines traditional CBT with Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. By shifting the focus of therapy from what is wrong with clients to what it right with them and from what is not working to what is, Positive CBT creates a more optimistic process that empowers clients and therapists to flourish.
Fredrike Bannink is a clinical psychologist and Master of Dispute Resolution based in Amsterdam. She is an internationally recognized cognitive behavioural therapist and trainer, and co-founder and Chair of the Solution-Focused CBT Section of the Dutch Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy.
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Practicing Positive CBT: From Reducing Distress to Building Success
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