Positive Psychotherapy (PPT) is a resource oriented psychotherapeutic treatment method for individuals, couples, and families. It can be described as a humanistic and transcultural psychodynamic psychotherapy and is based on a positive conception of human nature and salutogenetic principles. PPT is an integrative method, which is open to systematically include methods fitting the patients or the families. It is also used as a counselling method and in prevention.
It was developed by Nossrat Peseschkian and co-workers in Germany since 1968.
Today it is used in the daily practice of a vast number of psychotherapists worldwide. Training seminars for Positive Psychotherapy are presently offered in over 20 countries.
PPT is an officially accepted modality of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP).
Positive Psychotherapy (PPT after Peseschkian, since 1977) is a registered trademark in the European Union and the USA.
PPT is represented by the World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (WAPP) which is registered as a non-profit-organization in Wiesbaden, Germany, since 1994. This international umbrella organization has more than 1,650 individual and organizational members in 35 countries.
This is the official website of Positive Psychotherapy. It offers you an overview on method and founder, as well as on training seminars and on institutions representing PPT worldwide.
Please feel free to for all questions, suggestions or ideas concerning Positive Psychotherapy.
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