This review summarises theoretical issues and current research on working with clients' resources and strengths in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. Resource activation is considered as an important common factor in psychotherapy. In general, resource activation means an explicit focus on resources, strengths and potentials of the clients. After defining the term resources, considerations with regard to therapeutic attitude, principles of resource activation, approaches to resource diagnostics and different research strategies are presented. Current research focuses especially on the relation between resource activation and process variables in out-patient treatment.
|Translated title of the contribution||Resource activation in clinical psychology and psychotherapy: Review of theoretical issues and current research|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Fortschritte der Neurologie Psychiatrie|
|State||Published - Aug 24 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health