Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology

Increasing Psychological Well-being in Clinical and Educational Settings

Interventions and Cultural Contexts

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Chiara Ruini, PhD. is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Bologna, Department of Psychology. Since 2006 she has been teaching the course “Clinical Applications of Positive Psychology” for students attending the Master Program in Clinical Psychology. The course is taught in English and is attracting an increasing number of European and International students, suggesting a growing interest for the application of positive psychology issues to the clinical domains. Chiara Ruini has authored more than 60 articles published in peer-reviewed international journals, has edited a book entitled “Increasing Psychological well-being across cultures” for the Springer series Positive Psychology across Cultures and serves the Editorial Boards for international Journals such as Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the Psychology of Well-being, Theories Research and Practice, The Journal of Happiness and wellbeing. Her research interests are concerned with Positive Psychology, Clinical Psychology , Positive Youth Development, and Psychotherapy.

Reviews

“A useful introduction  to the topic of well-being and various moves to shift psychology towards a more positive conception of human, for undergraduate students or interested lay people.” (Catherine Scott, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 60 (29), July, 2015)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Culture and the Promotion of Well-being in East and West: Understanding Varieties of Attunement to the Surrounding Context

    Ryff, Carol D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Individualized and Cross-Cultural Roots of Well-being Therapy

    Ruini, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 21-39

  • The Place of Psychological Well-being in Cognitive Therapy

    MacLeod, Andrew K. (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

  • Posttraumatic Growth: Challenges from a Cross-Cultural Viewpoint

    Vázquez, Carmelo (et al.)

    Pages 57-74

  • Promoting Resilience and Well-being with Wisdom and Wisdom Therapy

    Linden, Michael

    Pages 75-90

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0532-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Increasing Psychological Well-being in Clinical and Educational Settings
Book Subtitle
Interventions and Cultural Contexts
Editors
  • Giovanni Andrea Fava
  • Chiara Ruini
Series Title
Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8669-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8669-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8668-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0532-3
Series ISSN
2210-5417
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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