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March 25, 2013

New publication and training for evidence-based positive psychology intervention

Colleagues,

Please allow me to share a comprehensive review publication pertaining to Quality of Life Therapy and Coaching and the Quality of Life Inventory or QOLI-see attached.

This is the reference; it is in press and is currently published online as well:

  • Frisch, Michael B.(in press).  Evidence-Based Well-Being/Positive Psychology Assessment and Intervention with Quality of Life Therapy and Coaching and the Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI).  Social Indicators Research, doi: 10.1007/s11205-012-0140-7.

Along with Ed Diener (2013) and others, Marty Seligman refers to my approach as evidence-based in his book, Flourish (page 292).

Please also allow me to share reviews of  my approach in recent Positive Psychology textbooks:

  • Compton, W.C. & Hoffman, E. (2013).  Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing (2nd Edition).  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN-13: 978-1111834128.

Quality of Life Therapy [and Coaching] is one of only eight theoretical and intervention approaches in the world to well-being and happiness.  Quality of Life Therapy and the Quality of LIfe Inventory  are evidence-based or empirically validated.  “Quality of Life Therapy uses the results of assessment to create interventions that can be used to increase life satisfaction.  Indeed, studies of Quality of Life Therapy have found that it can be a very useful strategy for fostering greater well-being (page 47).”

  • Carr, A. (2011).  Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths (2nd Edition).  NY: Routledge.  ISBN-13: 978-0415602358.

“Frisch’s Quality of Life Therapy is an integration of cognitive therapy practices with ideas from positive psychology.  In this approach happiness is conceived as the fulfillment of cherished wishes in 16 significant life domains.  At the start of therapy or intervention, clients complete the Quality of Life Inventory that yields an overall score and normed scores on all of these domains and suggests areas that may be a focus of intervention (pages 341-342).

Free Training Webinar.  Finally, follow this link [extern link] to sign up for a free one-hour webinar I am giving Thursday, April 4th from  1pm-2pm USA EST on How to Add Positive Psychology to Your Practice.

My test publisher, Pearson Assessments, is sponsoring the training.

All the best,
Michael B. Frisch


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