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What is strength-based psychotherapy for?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Strength-based
"strength-based" describes the main focus of the psychotherapy.
It attempts to create hope and change through focus on the person's strengths, as well as those of others. Many people overlook the positive characteristics they have, overemphasizing faults. "problems" are explored of course, but the focus is finding realistic, effective solutions and nurturing existing capacities for growth.

In brief: Strength-based
"strength-based" describes the main focus of the psychotherapy.
It attempts to create hope and change through focus on the person's strengths, as well as those of others. Many people overlook the positive characteristics they have, overemphasizing faults. "problems" are explored of course, but the focus is finding realistic, effective solutions and nurturing existing capacities for growth.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Counseling
Counseling psychologists focus on patients with less pathology with higher levels of functioning.
Counseling psychologists also traditionally focused on a patient's strengths and de-emphasize weakness or pathology. By comparison clinical psychologists work with patients either in the mental hospitals or with higher levels of pathology, and weaknesses are explored.

In brief: Counseling
Counseling psychologists focus on patients with less pathology with higher levels of functioning.
Counseling psychologists also traditionally focused on a patient's strengths and de-emphasize weakness or pathology. By comparison clinical psychologists work with patients either in the mental hospitals or with higher levels of pathology, and weaknesses are explored.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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