THE VIRTUE &
The Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute
Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
Gratitude interventions that provide multiple opportunities for social experiences of gratitude (e.g., members expressing gratitude to each other in a group) might offer the greatest promise for fostering durable, positive effects on people’s psychological well-being.
Dr. Elise J. Y. Choe led this practice-based study of psychotherapy clients used group-based trajectory modeling to examine the relationship between cultural humility and well-being as well as if differentiation predicted growth in cultural humility.
Dr. Laura E. Captari led a coauthored chapter titled, "Integrating positive psychology, religion/spirituality, and a virtue focus in culturally responsive mental healthcare" in this open-access edited volume published in 2022 by Springer Press.
In a summer 2020 mixed-methods practice-based study of psychotherapy clients, latent profile analysis revealed the need to conceptualize mental health symptoms apart from well-being, and thematic analysis added depts to pendmic experiences across several dimensions.
Dr. David M. Goodman led authorship of a chapter in the Routledge International Handbook of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology titled "The virtue of virtue for psychotherapy: Contextualizing and situating the conversation."
Drawing from diverse spiritual and religious backgrounds, this co-edited volume offers clinical guidance for addressing a vast variety of traditions and complex diversity considerations in psychotherapy.
What does it mean to flourish in life and relationships?
Can psychotherapy help people develop strengths, virtues, and well-being?
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.