Quality of Life Therapy / Edition 1by Michael B. Frisch
Pub. Date: 12/02/2005
With an endorsement by Christopher Peterson of the University of Michigan and Forewards by two recognized authorities in positive psychology and cognitive therapy-Ed Diener and David A. Clark-this new approach to positive psychology tells clinicians how to bring positive psychology techniques to clinical practice. Quality of Life Therapy also shows clinicians how… See more details below
With an endorsement by Christopher Peterson of the University of Michigan and Forewards by two recognized authorities in positive psychology and cognitive therapy-Ed Diener and David A. Clark-this new approach to positive psychology tells clinicians how to bring positive psychology techniques to clinical practice. Quality of Life Therapy also shows clinicians how to expand their practice to "pure" positive psychology cases and professional groups who do not suffer from clinical or DSM disorders but who nevertheless want to be happier and more successful in life. The book includes 44 positive psychology growth exercises on CD-Rom, and 148 happiness prescriptions based on the latest research for use in all areas of life that clients may care about, including life Goals-and-Values, Spiritual Life, Self-Esteem, Health, Relationships, Work, Play, Helping, Learning, Creativity, Money, Surroundings-Home, Neighborhood, Community-and relapse prevention. The book includes a primer (or quick review of) in Beck's latest approach to cognitive therapy along with instructions for integrating it with positive psychology. Quality of Life Therapy has been evaluated as successful in two separate clinical trials conducted at different laboratories with clinically depressed and lung transplantation patients.
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Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND THEORY.
1. Quality of Life Therapy (QOLT): An Introduction.
2. Happiness through the Ages and Sages.
3. QOL Theory.
4. How to Do QOLT.
PART TWO: CORE TECHNIQUES IN QOLT.
5. QOLT Assessment: Integrating QOL with Traditional Health Assessments.
6. Sharing Case Conceptualizations with Clients.
7. The Three Pillars of QOLT: Inner Abundance, Quality Time, and Find a Meaning.
8. Five Paths to Happiness and Other CASIO Techniques.
9. The Tenets of Contentment: A Summary of Key Concepts and Skills in QOLT.
10. Emotional Control and Life Management Skills in Goal Striving.
PART THREE: AREA-SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS.
11. Goals-and-Values and Spiritual Life.
15. Work and Retirement.
20. Money and Standard of Living.
21. Surroundings: Home, Neighborhood, and Community.
22. Relapse Prevention and Maintenance.
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