Positive Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychology

Clinical Applications

  • Erick Messias
  • Hamid Peseschkian
  • Consuelo Cagande

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erick Messias
      Pages 3-9
    3. Hamid Peseschkian, Arno Remmers
      Pages 11-32
    4. Tuğba Sarı, Alan Daniel Schlechter
      Pages 33-46
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Consuelo Cagande, Salman Majeed
      Pages 49-52
    3. Samidha Tripathi, Erick Messias
      Pages 53-58
    4. Victoria Flynn, Erick Messias
      Pages 59-72
    5. Paulette Mehta, Romika Dhar, Erick Messias
      Pages 73-90
    6. Hamid Peseschkian, Arno Remmers
      Pages 91-99
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Fayez El-Gabalawi
      Pages 103-108
    3. Salman Majeed, Rabia Salman, Patrick Lau, Consuelo Cagande
      Pages 109-119
    4. Narsimha R. Pinninti, Walter Rhoades
      Pages 121-128
    5. Christopher Milburn
      Pages 129-140
    6. Maksim Chekmarev
      Pages 141-151
    7. Tuğba Sarı, Ali Eryılmaz
      Pages 153-163
    8. Ivan Kirillov
      Pages 165-175
    9. Roman Ciesielski
      Pages 177-186
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Gina Newsome Duncan, Rama Rao Gogineni
      Pages 189-200
    3. Enver Çesko, Ebru Çakıcı
      Pages 201-209
    4. Francis Aguilar, Garrett Rossi
      Pages 211-217
    5. Ebru Sinici
      Pages 219-227
    6. Ivanka Boncheva, Stefanka Tomcheva, Snezhanka Dimitrova
      Pages 229-237
    7. Ewa Dobiała
      Pages 239-252
    8. Claudia Christ, Ferdinand Mitterlehner
      Pages 277-293
  6. Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Arno Remmers, Hamid Peseschkian
      Pages 309-329
    3. Maksim Goncharov
      Pages 331-348
    4. Olga Lytvynenko, Liudmyla Zlatova, Volodymyr Karikash, Tetiana Zhumatii
      Pages 349-358
    5. Pavel Frolov
      Pages 359-370
    6. Mark Famador, Shridhar Sharma, Rama Rao Gogineni
      Pages 371-385
    7. Andre R. Marseille, Erick Messias
      Pages 387-400
    8. Christian Henrichs, Gabriela Hum
      Pages 401-408
    9. Sam Hadji Cyrous
      Pages 409-415
    10. Solomon Abebe Woldemariam
      Pages 417-421
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 423-431

About this book


This book is the first to bring together the innovations gained from positive psychology, positive psychotherapy, and positive psychiatry in one volume that will serve as an excellent resource for medical and mental health professionals looking to reap the benefits gained by the studies and experiences in these areas.  Currently, the majority of texts that are available are targeting psychologists and researchers, whereas this book seeks to use positive mental health as the foundation on which the clinical applications are built. Written by 49 experts in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychology, from 13 countries representing 5 continents, this book is designed to take an accessible approach that leaves the reader with a clear understanding of the epidemiology, development, and clinical applications for modern practice.  Chapters include discourse on positive interventions across the lifespan and psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, including depression, psychosis, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. The text also covers special topics such as care of transcultural considerations, special psychotherapeutic settings, and hot topics.
Positive Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychology is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, and all other mental health professionals working with patients who may benefit from this approach.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Erick Messias
    • 1
  • Hamid Peseschkian
    • 2
  • Consuelo Cagande
    • 3
  1. 1.Professor of PsychiatryCollege of Medicine University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Wiesbaden Academy of PsychotherapyWorld Association for Positive and Transcultural PsychotherapyWiesbadenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33263-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33264-8
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