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Quality-of-Life Therapy (also known as Quality-of-Life Therapy and Coaching) is an evidence-based, comprehensive, manualized, and individually tailored package of positive psychology interventions suitable for both coaching and clinical applications. Michael B. Frisch’s book Quality of Life Therapy offers step-by-step instructions on how to conduct Quality-of-Life Therapy. With respect to clients with diagnosed mental health disorders, Quality-of-Life Therapy is meant to augment rather than supplant evidence-based psychotherapies and pharmacotherapies. Adding positive psychology to the treatment plan and thereby activating what Aaron T. Beck and colleagues call the “constructive,” well-being, or happiness mode of emotion is essential to lasting psychotherapeutic change.

Quality-of-Life Therapy clients are taught strategies and skills aimed at helping them identify, pursue, and fulfill their most cherished needs, goals, and wishes in 16 valued ...

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