Friday, December 4, 2009

Postive psychology vs. PTSD

The Huffington Post has a great new article about (against) the military's introduction of something called Postive Psychology to treat PTSD.

"Positive Psychology," according to author Belleruth Naparstek, "focuses on things like authenticity, productivity, creativity, altruism, gratitude and connection with community, instead of targeting symptoms and pathology." Which all seems well and good, until Naparstek points out that these techniques are unlikely to help someone suffering from trauma.

Give the rest a read here. This could be important information for anyone seeking to define the structure of their own therapy.

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