The guide opens with an overview of the history of the positive in psychiatry, a summary of the effectiveness of positive interventions, and an over-arching conceptualization of the field of positive psychiatry. Thirteen detailed cases follow, organized into three sections: mental health, medical care, and educational and coaching interventions.
Positive psychiatry is a new field, but one with a growing empirical database and a developing literature. Still, for all positive psychiatry's potential to improve outcomes and transform care systems, many clinicians remain unsure as to how to apply these interventions with their patients.
It is this uncertainty that makes Positive Psychiatry: A Casebook such an indispensable resource. This guide illustrates how clinicians have successfully combined traditional psychiatry approaches and positive interventions, how positive interventions can enhance the quality of medical care, and how these interventions are employed in educational and coaching settings.
The book opens with an overview of the history of the positive in psychiatry, a summary of the effectiveness of positive interventions, and an overarching conceptualization of the field of positive psychiatry.
Thirteen extensive, detailed cases follow, organized into three sections: mental health treatment (e.g., schizophrenia and bipolar disorder), medical care (e.g., diabetes and chronic stress in caregivers), and educational and coaching interventions (e.g., medical internships and law school).
The clinical cases include a summary, a description of the patient that takes into account his or her strengths and weaknesses, a detailed discussion of the intervention(s), and the outcome of treatment. The examples from the third section on education and coaching provide a unique opportunity to assess the effectiveness of positive interventions in nonclinical settings. All chapters feature "take home points" that summarize the salient concepts and allow for ease of reference.
Featuring a wide array of settings unmatched by any other compendium of psychiatric or positive case material, Positive Psychiatry: A Casebook is a must-have reference for any clinician seeking to apply positive interventions to their practice.
ForewordPrefaceChapter 1. Overview of Positive PsychiatryPart I: Mental Health CareChapter 2. A Family- and Wellness-Based Approach to Child Emotional-Behavioral ProblemsChapter 3. A Strength-Based Approach to the Psychotherapeutic Management of SchizophreniaChapter 4. MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress DisorderChapter 5. Recovering Strengths: Combining Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Positive Psychiatry for Improved Self-EsteemChapter 6. Positivity in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction and TraumaChapter 7. Effective Use of Positive Psychiatry Concepts in the Psychotherapy of an Older Patient Living With Bipolar DisorderPart II: Medical CareChapter 8. Diabetes as a Family Illness: A Positive Approach to Diabetes ManagementChapter 9. Surfing the Urge to Avoid: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitively Based Compassion Training to Treat Posttraumatic Stress DisorderChapter 10. Use of an Integrated Positive Psychiatry Approach in a Veteran With TinnitusChapter 11. Building Resilience to Chronic Stress in Dementia CaregiversPart III: Education and CoachingChapter 12. Stress Management and Resiliency Training in Medical InternshipChapter 13. Acting "As if" in Executive CoachingChapter 14. Teaching Positive Psychology in Law School