This is a list of resources on Strengths-Based Approaches to Counseling Practice in College and University Counseling Centers (more information on

Allen, D., Carlson, D., & Ham, C. (2007). Well Being: New paradigms of wellness inspiring positive health outcomes and renewing hope. American Journal of Health Promotion

Bauman, S. S. (2002). Fostering resilience in children. In C. L. Juntunen and D. R. Atkinson (Eds.) Counseling across the lifespan: Prevention and treatment (pp. 41‐55). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Fava, G. A. (1999). Well-being therapy: Conceptual and technical issues. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 68, 171-179.

Kulka, J. (2006). Bright sides of positive psychology. Ceskoslovenska Psychologie, 50, 95-97

Linley, P. A., & Joseph, S. (2004). Positive psychology in practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons. (edited book: some strategies for practice, teaching, etc)

Peterson, C. & Seligman, M.E. (2003). Values in action (VIA) classification of strengths manual. Retrieved from
Peterson, C. & Seligman, M.E. (2004). Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Positive aspects of human functioning: a cornerstone of counseling psychology, Special issue, The Counseling Psychologist, Vol 34, No. 2 (March, 2006)

Tritt, K., Loew, T. H., Meyer, M., Werner, B., Peseschkian, N. (1999). Positive psychotherapy: Effectiveness of an interdisciplinary approach. European Journal of Psychiatry, 13, 231‐242.

Waters, D.B. & Lawrence, E.C. (1993). Competence, courage, and change: An approach to family therapy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Wong, Y. J. (2006). Strength-centered therapy: a social constructionist, virtues-based psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 43:2, 133–146

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