Character Strengths Interventions

A Field Guide for Practitioners

by Ryan M. Niemiec

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US $59.00
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Product Description

The definitive, practical handbook on positive psychology and character strengths for practitioners working in coaching, psychology, education, and business – start using strengths today!

This book is the epitome of positive psychology: it takes the “backbone” of positive psychology – character strengths – and builds a substantive bridge between the science and practice. Working with client’s (and our own) character strengths boosts well-being, fosters resilience, improves relationships, and creates strong, supportive cultures in our practices, classrooms, and organizations. This unique guide brings together the vast experience of the author with the science and the practice of positive psychology in such a way that both new and experienced practitioners will benefit. New practitioners will learn about the core concepts of character and signature strengths and how to fine-tune their approach and troubleshoot. Experienced practitioners will deepen their knowledge about advanced topics such as strengths overuse and collisions, hot button issues, morality, and integrating strengths with savoring, flow, and mindfulness. Hands-on practitioner tips throughout the book provide valuable hints on how to take a truly strengths-based approach.

The 24 summary sheets spotlighting each of the universal character strengths are an indispensable resource for client sessions, succinctly summarizing the core features of and research on each strength. 70 evidence-based step-by-step activity handouts can be given to clients to help them develop character strengths awareness and use, increase resilience, set and meet goals, develop positive relationships, and find meaning and engagement in their daily lives.

No matter what kind of practitioner you are, this one-of-a-kind field-guide is a goldmine in science-based applications. You’ll be able to immediately bring the science of well-being into action!

Praise for the book

“The GO-TO book for building character”
Martin E. P. Seligman, The founder of positive psychology

“As inspiring as it is practical. The practical applications are dizzying. This guide is tailor-made for leaders, and is a must-have book that will inspire any leader!”
Marshall Goldsmith, PhD, Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World, and international bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and Triggers.

“Ryan Niemiec takes one of the most important scientific tools in modern psychology for improving our well-being and makes that research come to life in a practical way for practitioners, parents, and coaches.”
Shawn Achor, MA, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage

“Thought-provoking and hope-promoting, this is a must-have book for anyone doing work with character strengths!”
Lea Waters, PhD, President of the International Positive Psychology Association

“This book brings to practitioners the most important insights into actualizing positive human potential since the insights of cognitive psychology!”
Neal Mayerson, PhD, Chairman of the VIA Institute on Character

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