Post traumatic success: Positive psychology and solution-focused strategies to help clients survive and thrive

Shakespeare-Finch, Jane E. (2015) Post traumatic success: Positive psychology and solution-focused strategies to help clients survive and thrive. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. (In Press)

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I am an academic who has spent a career using a strengths-based approach in researching ways to promote and maintain mental health in people who have experienced trauma. When I read the title of the book, the notion of “post traumatic success” immediately brought many questions to my mind. What is success anyway? How do we measure success following trauma? Who decides if a person has been successful? However, as I started to read, the intention of the book became clear and my bias regarding the title lessened...

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ID Code: 85653
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: trauma, solution focused therapy, PTSD, posttraumatic growth
DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2015.1060297
ISSN: 0306-9885
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in British Journal of Guidance and Counselling on 15 Jul 2015, available online:
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2015 22:12
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2015 22:12

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