Quality of Life Therapy / Edition 1

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Quality of Life Therapy provides valuable lessons that can be put to immediate use....In reading [QOLT]... readers feel mentored by someone who is rooting for them."
—Robert Furey (APA Review)

“This book defines an approach to well-being and positive psychology, that is state-of-the-art, evidence-based, empirically validated, and an outstanding guide for anyone interested in learning about the practice of positive psychology or well-being.”
— Ed Diener, the world authority on happiness from the University of Illinois and President of the International Positive Psychology Association.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471213512
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/2/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 963,037
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael B. Frisch, PhD, is a clinical and positive psychologist and professor at Baylor University, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. He is the author of the Quality of Life Inventory®, one of the best-validated and most widely used measures in the field. He has been honored as Research Fellow and Founding Fellow by the prestigious International Society for Quality of Life Studies as well as Aaron T. Beck's Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
With Forewords by Ed Diener, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois; Senior Research Scientist, Gallup International Positive Psychology Center; and past president, International Society of Quality of Life Studies; and David A. Clark, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, and Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
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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.

12. Self-Esteem.

13. Health.

14. Relationships.

15. Work and Retirement.

16. Play.

17. Helping.

18. Learning.

19. Creativity.

20. Money and Standard of Living.

21. Surroundings: Home, Neighborhood, and Community.

22. Relapse Prevention and Maintenance.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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