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Psychology - Community Psychology | Increasing Psychological Well-being in Clinical and Educational Settings - Interventions and Cultural

Increasing Psychological Well-being in Clinical and Educational Settings

Interventions and Cultural Contexts

Fava, Giovanni Andrea, Ruini, Chiara (Eds.)

2014, X, 215 p. 3 illus., 2 illus. in color.

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  • Discusses a neglected aspect in psychotherapy research: cultural diversity
  • Presents and examines many therapies and interventions in a variety of settings
  • Approaches the topic from biological, psychological, and social perspectives

This volume deals with strategies aimed at increasing psychological well-being in both clinical and non-clinical settings, with a special focus on the impact of cross-cultural influences on these processes. Consisting of two parts, the book first examines clinical interventions for increasing well-being and positive functioning in adult populations. It looks at cultural differences in the experience of psychological well-being, presents an analysis of the concept of psychological well-being and discusses various interventions, including Well-Being Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Other concepts discussed are post-traumatic growth, wisdom and motivation.

The second part of the book deals with psychological interventions in childhood and adolescence and has a strong emphasis on educational settings. It provides an overview of the main evidence-based psychotherapies for affective disorders in youths, and looks at the importance and impact of positive education, resilience, and hope. The book presents models for intervention and discusses several therapies in detail.


Content Level » Research

Keywords » Behavioral Activation - Burdens in Life - Child Well-Being Therapy - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Concept of Trauma and PTG - Emotional Disorders in Japan - Emotional Disorders in the US - Emotional Problems in Youth - Improving Well-Being through Hypnosis - Interventions for Treating Well-Being - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy - Motivation and Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy - Philosophical Understanding of Wisdom - Positive Interventions with Children and Youth - Positive Relationships in School Settings - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Posttraumatic Growth - Prevention of Depression - Promoting Hope in Children and Youth - Promoting Psychological Well-Being - Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children - Promoting Resilience and Well-Being - Psychological Well-Being - Schema Focused Therapy - School Based Interventions - Subjective Well-Being - Supportive Interpersonal Relationships and Life Satisfaction - Traditional CBT and Well-Being - Well-Being Therapy - Well-Being and Resilience in School Settings - Well-Being in Clinical Psychology - Well-Being in Philosophy - Well-Being in Psychosomatics - Wisdom and Well-Being - Youth and Life Satisfaction

Related subjects » Community Psychology - Education & Language - Psychology - Public Health - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

Foreword.- Chapter 1. Culture and the Promotion of Well-Being in East and West; Carol D. Ryff, Gayle D. Love and Yuri Miyamoto.- Chapter 2. The Individualized and Cross-Cultural Roots of Well-Being Therapy; Chiara Ruini and Giovanni A. Fava.- Chapter 3. The Place of Psychological Well-Being in Cognitive Therapy; Andrew K. MacLeod and Olga Luzon.- Chapter 4. Posttraumatic Growth: Challenges from a Cross-Cultural Viewpoint; Carmelo Vázquez, Pau Pérez-Sales and Christian Ochoa.- Chapter 5. Promoting Resilience and Well-Being with Wisdom and Wisdom Therapy; Michael Linden.- Chapter 6. Increasing Psychological Well-Being through Hypnosis; Tharina Guse.- Chaper 7. The Role of Motivation in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders; Elizeth Heldt, Carolina Blaya and Gisele Gus Manfro.- Chapter 8. The Role of Psychological Well-Being in Childhood Interventions; Elisa Albieri and Dalila Visani.- Chapter 9. Well-Being and Resilience in School Settings; Toni Noble and Helen McGrath.- Chapter 10. Strength Based Resilience: Integrating Risk and Resources towards Holistic Well-Being; Tayyab Rashid, Afroze Anjum, Suzanna Stevanovski, Ron Chu, Anosha Zanjani and Alexandra Love.- Chapter 11. School Programs for Prevention of Mental Health Problems and the Promotion of Psychological Well-Being in Children; Dalila Visani, Elisa Albieri and Chiara Ruini.- Chapter 12. The Promotion of Hope in Children and Youth; Susana C. Marques and Shane J. Lopez.- Chapter 13. Life Satisfaction in Youth; Carmel Proctor and P. Alex Linley.

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