Clinical psychology, health psychology and psychotherapy: a new perspectives

Newness, Ideas and Reflections

Conceptions in this paper themselves do not offer new facts and findings; instead; they are concerned with what we view as facts and as findings, how we organize existing facts and findings, and perhaps most important, what question we consider worthy of attention. The single most important contribution of positive psychology has been to provide a collective identity – a common voice and language for researchers and practitioners from clinical psychology, health psychology and psychotherapy. Positive psychology has been a highly generative initiative, both in its implications for basic theory and laboratory research and in its implications for practice. These are research questions of profound value, since they offer insights into the fundamentals of human nature as viewed from a positive psychological perspective.

Keywords: clinical psychology, positive psychology perspective, human nature.

Ph.D. Lence Miloseva