Positive Psychology Coaching: Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 3, 2010 - Psychology - 272 pages
Positive psychology moves psychology from a medical model toward a strengths model to help clients shore up their strengths and thereby lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Positive Psychology Coaching: Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients provides concrete language and interventions for integrating positive psychology techniques into any mental health practice.
 

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Contents

The Coaching Paradox and the Positive Psychology Solution
1
Happiness and Positivity
23
Happiness The Goal We Rarely Talk About
25
Choosing Happiness Goals Relationships and Positive Thinking
59
Solid Happiness Interventions
89
Character Strengths
115
Strengths Coaching
117
Coaching to Personal Strengths
143
Coaching to Social Strengths
165
Special Topics in Positive Psychology Coaching
187
Helping Clients Craft the Perfect Job
189
The Future of Positive Psychology Coaching
209
Planning Positive Psychology Coaching Sessions
221
Notes
231
Index
251
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Robert Biswas-Diener, MS, holds a master's degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University and in 2005, founded Meridian Life Coaching, LC, to provide life coaching services to a wide range of academics and professionals, He is known as the "Indiana Jones of Positive psychology," with his studies taking him to such far-flung destinations as Greenland, Spain, Kenya, Israel, and India, where he has worked with remote groups of people traditionally overlooked by researchers.

Ben Dean, PhD, MCC, is one of the most influential figures in the world of coaching. In 1997 he founded MentorCoach LLC, the first coach training school exclusively focused on training mental health professionals, which has trained thousands of clinicians and other mental health professionals throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. He also publishes several widely read e-newsletters, including Coaching Toward Happiness, Therapist as Coach, and eCoach.

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