Forest Path

THE VIRTUE &
FLOURISHING PROJECT

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The Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute

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Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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What does it mean to flourish in life and relationships?

Can psychotherapy help people develop strengths, virtues, and well-being?
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Get Involved

You are eligible to participate if you are a therapist or trainee working with least five clients weekly. Participants will receive $150 compensation, as well as a personalized analysis of session themes.

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