Part 1: Basic Concepts, Background, and History 1. Positive Psychiatry: An Introduction 2. Positive Psychotherapy: An Introduction 3. Positive Psychology: An Introduction
Part 2: Staying Positive Through Life 4. Positive Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 5. Positive Psychiatry in Midlife 6. Professional well-being 7. Successful Aging 8. Life Balance with Positive Psychotherapy
Part 3: Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Disorders 9. Positive interventions in Depression 10. Positive interventions in Anxiety disorders 11. Positive interventions in Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders 12. Positive interventions in Substance Use Disorders 13. Positive Psychotherapy and Eating Disorders 14. Positive interventions in PTSD and post traumatic growth 15. Positive Psychosomatics 16. Positive Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Part 4: Special Settings and Populations 17. Culture and Minorities: Positive Psychology and Positive Psychiatry Perspectives 18. Positive Psychotherapy in different Cultures 19. Positive Sports Psychiatry 20. Positive Family Counselling and Marital Therapy 21. Positive Pedagogy and Counselling 22. Positive Group Psychotherapy 23. Positive Psychotherapy in organizational and leadership coaching 24. Psychotherapeutic work with men
Part 5: Theoretical Foundations and Training 25. Theoretical Foundations and Roots of Positive Psychotherapy 26. The First Interview in Positive Psychotherapy 27. TThe Conflict Model in Positive Psychotherapy 28. Using stories, anecdotes and humor in Positive Psychotherapy 29. Supervision in Positive Psychotherapy 30. Spirituality and Religion in positive psychiatry and psychology 31. Positive Psychotherapy as an Existentialism 32. Positive Psychotherapy and other psychotherapeutic methods 33. Positive Psychotherapy and Meaning 34. Positive interpretation as a tool in psychotherapy
For hundreds of years, psychology has looked into the dysfunctions and symptoms of the mind. It's only over the last few decades that the field has started to pay attention to what constitutes a functional and content life. Instead of using disease to understand health, positive psychology studies the components of a good life and helps people not only avoid mental health problems but develop happiness. The work done in positive psychology is now at a point where applications are being developed in positive psychotherapy and extended to those with psychiatric diagnoses in positive psychiatry. While these fields are a recent development they hold the promise of helping all of us live a fulfilled life.
Medicine in general, and psychiatry in particular, suffers from a worldview that is symptom- and deficit-oriented. By adopting a positive approach, psychology, psychotherapy, and psychiatry add a more holistic, integrative, resource oriented, and preventive perspective. There is great urgency in developing resources and potentials in our patients, not only freeing them from their disorders.
Psychiatrists and psychotherapists alike are incorporating these positive tools into their practices with positive clinical outcomes. Standing on the shoulders of pioneers like Nossrat Peseschkian, in positive psychotherapy, and Dilip Jeste, in positive psychiatry, this textbook is the first to bring together these innovations in one volume that will serve as an excellent resource for medical professionals looking to reap the benefits gained by the studies in these areas. Currently, the majority of texts that are available are targeting psychologists and researchers, whereas this book seeks to use positive psychology as the foundation on which the clinical applications are built.
As such, this book will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals. It may be used in educating a new generation of mental health professionals in these tenets that are expanding the reach of psychology, the practice of psychotherapy, and the scope of psychiatry.