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Psychology  2012 

Psychodynamic Positive Psychotherapy Emphasizes the Impact of Culture in the Time of Globalization

DOI: 10.4236/psych.2012.312A169, PP. 1148-1152

Keywords: Positive Psychotherapy, Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Short-Term Therapy, Globalization

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The emphasis of Positive Psychotherapy on culture is a specific contribution to psychodynamic psycho- therapy and to contemporary psychological reasoning and intervention in general. In this article, it is argued that a consistent psycho-cultural perspective as introduced by the founder of Positive Psychotherapy, the Persian-German psychiatrist and psychotherapist Nossrat Peseschkian (1933-2010), is beneficial for humanity’s psychological needs in the time of globalization. Also elementary concepts and the style of intervention in Positive Psychotherapy are described.


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