Positive living: A pilot study of group positive psychotherapy for people with schizophrenia

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Positive living: A pilot study of group positive psychotherapy for people with schizophrenia

Positive psychology interventions target positive emotions in order to increase happiness engagement in life and well being while also ameliorating the impact of symptoms on a person’s life. We examined an adapted version of group positive psychotherapy for people with schizophrenia (Positive Living (PL)) in a pilot study. Sixteen participants were recruited to participate in two separate PL groups and were assessed at baseline post-intervention and at 3-month follow-up. We examined feasibility of this intervention in addition to a preliminary exploration of well-being outcomes including psychological well-being hope savoring and selfesteem as well as clinically related outcomes including symptoms psychological recovery and social functioning.  Findings indicate that the PL group was feasible and associated with possible improvements in psychological well-being hope savoring psychological recovery self-esteem and psychiatric symptoms.

Citation: 
The Journal of Positive Psychology Volume 7, Issue 3, 2012, 239-248

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