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THE VIRTUE &
The Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute
Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
This paper synthesizes empirical evidence for positive psychology, virtue, & flourishing interventions, and explores a dual treatment focus in psychotherapy on symptom reduction and cultivating well-being.
In a longitudinal practice-based study of clients in psychodynamic therapy, growth in humility corresponded to symptom reduction and increased well‐being through emotion regulation capacities.
Researcher Dr. Jesse Owen describes his study within the grant project. Using in-depth analysis of therapy sessions, his team will explore how humility, gratitude, and forgiveness may contribute to therapists' flourishing.
What does it mean to flourish in life and relationships?
Can psychotherapy help people develop strengths, virtues, and well-being?
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