Evolving from Clinical to Positive Psychology: Understanding and Measuring Patients’ Strengths: A Pilot Study

@article{BellierTeichmann2014EvolvingFC,
  title={Evolving from Clinical to Positive Psychology: Understanding and Measuring Patients’ Strengths: A Pilot Study},
  author={Tanja Bellier-Teichmann and Valentino Pomini},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={99-108}
}
Empirical evidence suggests that concentrating on patients’ internal and external strengths serves a preventative function against psychopathology. However, standardized tools assessing strengths of patients suffering from mental disorders are rare and often limited to research purposes. As current practice in mental health rarely stresses the importance of patients’ personal resources, the feasibility of strengths-based assessments has rarely been validated within such a population. We… CONTINUE READING

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