Thesis or dissertation
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Residential therapy is intended for those needing mental health crisis intervention. The well-being of these people cannot be overlooked and should take an active role in the treatment process, especially for those struggling with the symptomology of posttraumatic stress. By utilizing both positive psychology and posttraumatic growth theory and practice, participants in residential therapy may strengthen personal well-being thus encouraging the posttraumatic growth process. Focusing on positive affect, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement can stimulate and support posttraumatic growth in an intentional setting such as residential therapy. This will shift treatment goals and outcomes away from deficit diagnosis and recovery and, instead, prioritize healthy well-being practices, strength development, and encourage growth opportunities.
posttraumatic growth, positive psychology, well-being, residential therapy, therapeutic program, young adults
Literature Review, Thesis
Applied Behavior Analysis Commons, Behavioral Disciplines and Activities Commons, Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms Commons, Clinical Psychology Commons, Cognition and Perception Commons, Cognitive Psychology Commons, Counseling Psychology Commons, Counselor Education Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Psychology Commons, Mental Disorders Commons, Other Psychiatry and Psychology Commons, Recreational Therapy Commons, School Psychology Commons, Social Work Commons, Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Practices Commons, Student Counseling and Personnel Services Commons
Date Posted: 11 September 2018