Positive Clinical Psychology: a new vision and strategy for integrated research and practice.

@article{Wood2010PositiveCP,
  title={Positive Clinical Psychology: a new vision and strategy for integrated research and practice.},
  author={Alex M. Wood and Nicholas Tarrier},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={
          819-29
        }
}
This review argues for the development of a Positive Clinical Psychology, which has an integrated and equally weighted focus on both positive and negative functioning in all areas of research and practice. Positive characteristics (such as gratitude, flexibility, and positive emotions) can uniquely predict disorder beyond the predictive power of the presence of negative characteristics, and buffer the impact of negative life events, potentially preventing the development of disorder. Increased… CONTINUE READING
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