The Wiley Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology

  • ID: 3629306
  • Book
  • 512 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Wiley Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology is the first handbook to address a revolutionary psychological approach that places equal importance on the positive and negative aspects of mental health and well–being. With consideration of theory, research, and practice, it offers an integrated look at well–being as it relates to personality traits, psychopathology, psychological treatments, and more. Experts from both positive and clinical psychology critique their fields through the lens of positive clinical psychology, and discuss a broad range of topics such as optimism, positive affect, wellbeing therapy, childhood well–being, clinical implementation and integration, evolutionary perspectives, and economic implications. Filled with essential information for researchers, instructors and clinicians, this is the definitive reference for an important new field. 

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List of Contributors xi

Part I Developing a Positive Clinical Psychology 1

1 Positive Clinical Psychology: An Introduction 3Alex M. Wood and Judith Johnson

2 Toward a More Positive Clinical Psychology: Deconstructing the Illness Ideology and Psychiatric Diagnosis 19James E. Maddux

3 Why Clinical Psychology Should Not Go Positive and/or Negative 31Barbara S. Held

4 A Practical Guide to Positive Functioning Assessment in Clinical Psychology 47Stephen Joseph and Tom G. Patterson

Part II Personality and Individual Differences 57

5 Positive Mood Dysfunction in Psychopathology: A Structural Perspective 59David Watson

6 Resilience: The Bi–Dimensional Framework 73Judith Johnson

7 Self –Efficacy: A Foundational Concept for Positive Clinical Psychology 89James E. Maddux and Evan M. Kleiman

8 Empathy: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 103Eamonn Ferguson

9 Nostalgia: A Bittersweet Emotion that Confers Psychological Health Benefits 125Constantine Sedikides and Tim Wildschut

10 A Dark Side of Gratitude? Distinguishing between Beneficial Gratitude and its Harmful Impostors for the Positive Clinical Psychology of Gratitude and Well–Being 137Alex M. Wood, Robert A. Emmons, Sara B. Algoe, Jeffrey J. Froh, Nathanial M. Lambert, and Philip Watkins

11 Using Eudaimonic Well –being to Improve Lives 153Chiara Ruini and Carol D. Ryff

12 Positive Clinical Gerontology: Integrating Positive and Negative Perspectives on Aging 167Adam Davidson and George Vaillant

Part III Disorders 181

13 Improving the Capacity to Treat Depression using Talking Therapies: Setting a Positive Clinical Psychology Agenda 183Barnaby D. Dunn and Henrietta Roberts

14 Don t Worry, Be Happy: Toward a Positive Clinical Psychology for Anxiety Disorders 205Philip C. Watkins and Andrew Pereira

15 A Growth Perspective on Post–traumatic Stress 223Elizabeth L. Addington, Richard G. Tedeschi, and Lawrence G. Calhoun

16 A Positive Mood Cannot be too Positive : How to Utilize Positive and Negative Clinical Psychology in Bipolar Disorder 233Warren Mansell

17 Positive Clinical Psychology and the Promotion of Happiness, Compassion, and Autonomy in People with Psychosis 245Paul Hutton

18 An Integrative Model of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses 261Thomas A. Widiger

19 Resilience and Protective Factors in Childhood and Adolescence 279Peter J. Taylor

20 Suicidal Behavior: The Power of Prospection 293Andrew K. MacLeod

Part IV Positive Psychology Interventions in Clinical Practice 305

21 Positive Psychological Interventions: An Overview 307Acacia C. Parks and Liudmila Titova

22 Positive Psychotherapy: Clinical Application of Positive Psychology 321Tayyab Rashid and Ryan N. Howes

23 Positive Activity Interventions for Mental Health Conditions: Basic Research and Clinical Applications 349Lilian J. Shin and Sonja Lyubomirsky

24 Interventions to Promote Forgiveness are Exemplars of Positive Clinical Psychology 365Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Brandon J. Griffin, Caroline R. Lavelock, Chelsea M. Hughes, Chelsea L. Greer, Steven J. Sandage, and Mark S. Rye

25 Mindfulness in Positive Clinical Psychology 381Shauna Shapiro, Sarah de Sousa, and Carley Hauck

26 Well –being Therapy 395Giovanni A. Fava

27 Quality of Life Therapy 409Michael B. Frisch

Part V Reinterpreting Existing Therapies 427

28 Person–Centered Psychology: An Organismic Positive Approach to the Problems of Living and Helping People Flourish 429Pete Sanders and Stephen Joseph

29 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Contextual View of Positive and Negative as Applied to Positive Clinical Psychology 445Timothy K. Feeney and Steven C. Hayes

30 Schema Therapy 461Christopher D. J. Taylor and Arnoud Arntz

Index 477

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Alex M. Wood is Professor and Director of the Behavioral Science Centre at Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK. He is also Honorary Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester, UK. He is credited with founding positive clinical psychology, and he has published more than 100 papers related to well–being in leading journals across psychology, medicine, and economics. He guest edited the special issue of Clinical Psychology Review that first introduced positive clinical psychology to the mainstream.

Judith Johnson is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer at the University of Leeds and the Bradford Institute of Health Research, UK. Her research is focused on understanding and supporting the development of wellbeing and resilience, and how this can be applied in healthcare settings to improve treatments and service delivery. She is co–editor of Case Formulation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: The Treatment of Challenging and Complex Cases (second edition, 2015).

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