“Goal Focused Positive Psychotherapy (GFPP) is the first comprehensive approach to strength-oriented therapy that fully incorporates positive psychology principles.
GFPP consists of four hallmarks:
(1) formation of approach goals (Approach-oriented goals involve reaching or maintaining desired outcomes. Avoidance goals focus on avoiding or eliminating undesired outcomes);
(2) identification and use of client strengths;
(3) promotion of positive emotions and experiences; and
(4) building hope.
Unique to psychotherapy, the theory of change uses Frederickson’s Broaden-and-Build Theory of positive emotions.
A three-year study provides evidence of GFPP’s outcome effectiveness and GFPP’s superiority in supporting therapists building therapeutic alliances with clients.”
- “The first comprehensive approach to strength-oriented therapy that fully incorporates positive psychology principles
- Distinct from other positive psychotherapies in offering the only presentation of an integrative positive psychology psychotherapy model with a theory of change, research support of the model, and a set of techniques
- GFPP is non-pathologizing, strength-oriented, preventive, and contextually fitting.”