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  • 201 Positive Psychology Applications: Promoting Well-Being in Individuals and Communities

    201 Positive Psychology Applications: Promoting Well-Being in Individuals and Communities

    by Fredrike Bannink

    Helping clients focus on well-being and optimal functioning in many areas of life. 201 Positive Psychology Applications is organized along the five elements of the well-being theory of Martin Seligman, one of its founders. These elements are essential to leading pleasant, engaging, and meaningful lives, with positive relationships and accomplishment. This book describes these elements along with 201 applications to enable clients to live richer lives. Fredrike Bannink, a master at presenting big ideas in manageable parts, offers readers easy-to-implement applications to turn the "what" of positive psychology into the "how." From...

  • Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

    A practical resource for facilitators who want to introduce positive, strength-based perspectives into their work and trainings, this book provides an overview of Appreciative Inquiry's positive psychology and strength-based change methods. Author Robyn Stratton-Berkessel explores basic principles and practices, shows you how to incorporate AI into existing work, and offers practical advice for designing new trainings. She provides a variety of ready-to-deliver workshops on topics such as leadership, diversity, technology, creativity, change, innovation, learning, collaboration, coaching, and team-building. In addition, she suggests how to make the outcomes of an Appreciative Inquiry session...

  • Becoming a Solution Detective A Strengths-Based Guide to Brief Therapy

    Becoming a Solution Detective A Strengths-Based Guide to Brief Therapy

    by John Sharry

    If you are interested in making your practice solution-focused quickly and effectively, look no further than this text. The authors, co-founders of the Brief Therapy Group, demystify the process of psychotherapy, making the concept of solution-based therapy accessible and relevant for newcomers to the field and for professionals seeking to apply SFBT principles in their own practices. The book’s hands-on approach allows practitioners to adopt the authors' simple, self-teaching style and apply it to their work with clients. Practical information is included on: the differences between the solution-based...

  • Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

    Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

    by Ruth MacConville and Tina Rae

    Positive psychology focuses on building strengths and developing creative and positive thinking in order to boost happiness, well-being and achievement. It helps people to be motivated, maintain positive mental health, and to flourish in all areas of their lives. This resource is a fully-formed positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11–18. It introduces the theory and research behind positive psychology, and includes a guidance section for facilitators on how to deliver the programme. The programme itself is made up of 24 chapters...

  • Collaborative Family Work

    Collaborative Family Work

    by Chris Trotter

    With a worldwide reputation for his work on pro-social modelling and working with families, Chris Trotter presents a step-by-step family problem-solving model for human service workers that is also readily understood by the clients. Life can be a struggle for some families and support from skilled human service workers can make a real difference. Collaborative Family Work offers practical strategies for working with families, always emphasising the importance of collaboration in assisting them in developing strategies to learn new skills and improve their lives. Chris Trotter explains how to identify strengths,...

  • Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach

    Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach

    by Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb

    Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach presents practical guidance on integrating the latest research into evidence-based practice to ensure the best client care. Edited by a top scholar in the field, this essential resource contains contributions from renowned specialists in various helping fields. Utilizing an inter-professional perspective, helping professionals will draw from the experiences and expertise of a wide range of medical professionals, providing a window into their roles, responsibilities, and challenges, offering the most effective approaches for working with this special population of children...

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