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Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners

Ryan M. Niemiec
Format
Book
Published
Boston, MA : Hogrefe, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9780889374928, 0889374929
Summary
"The science of flourishing in action for new and advanced practitioners! This unique evidence-based practitioner's guide brings together the vast experience of the author on the science and practice of positive psychology. Based on the founding principles of the VIA Institute's classification of character strengths developed by Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson, new practitioner's can learn about the core concepts of character and signature strengths, considers the most important factors in practice, including skilled ways in which practitioner's can fine-tune their approach and troubleshoot, while experienced practitioner's can deepen their knowledge about advanced topics such as overuse, strengths collisions, morality, and integrating savoring, flow, and mindfulness. Hands-on strengths-based practitioner tips throughout the book provide the reader with valuable hints on how to take a truly strengths-based approach. In Section II, 24 practitioner-friendly one-page handouts on character strengths are an indispensable resource for clients, detailing exploratory questions, the latest research, best practices, and more. The 65 printable handouts found in Section III provide the practitioner with step-by-step activities to help clients develop character strengths awareness and use and combine this with mindfulness, increase resilience, set and meet goals, develop positive relationships, and find meaning and engagement in their daily lives. No matter what kind of "practitioner" you are--therapist, counselor, coach, professor, teacher, or manager--this book will help you put the science of character strengths into action."--
Description
xx, 299 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-271) and index.
Other Forms
Issued also in electronic format.
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