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Effect and Use of Positive Psychology Interventions in Clinical Practice. A Systematic Literature Review.

Spitzer, M. (2017) Effect and Use of Positive Psychology Interventions in Clinical Practice. A Systematic Literature Review.

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Abstract:Positive psychological interventions [PPI] might offer a new way in the treatment of mental disorders. In contrast to regular treatment which mostly focuses on deficits and symptoms, PPIs focus on positive aspects such as happiness or strengths of the individual. It has been suggested that clinical populations might also benefit from PPIs. Therefore, this systematic literature review investigates the use and effect of PPIs within clinical populations to examine their potential for clinical practice. The literature search was conducted in May 2017 and includes 14 studies which used PPI as or within a treatment of mental disorder. PPIs were found to be effective in the reduction of symptoms and increase of well-being and life satisfaction and were even effective or more effective than regular treatment when compared to it. Further, users of the treatment showed good user acceptance and satisfaction. However, regarding use of the PPIs no real tendency could be found as a wide variety of different PPI treatments was offered within the included studies. Therefore, this review concludes that PPIs are a promising therapeutic approach which might be implemented into regular treatment in the future. Yet, more effect research is essential for this implementation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73117
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