Henrichs C. (2012): Psychodynamic Positive Psychotherapy Emphasizes the Impact of Culture in the Time of Globalization. Journal Scientific Research. Psychology 2012. Vol.3, No.12A, 1148-1152 (http://www.SciRP.org/journal/psych) DOI:10.4236/psych.2012.312A169

The emphasis of Positive Psychotherapy on culture is a specific contribution to psychodynamic psycho- therapy and to contemporary psychological reasoning and intervention in general. In this article, it is ar-gued that a consistent psycho-cultural perspective as introduced by the founder of Positive Psychotherapy, the Persian-German psychiatrist and psychotherapist Nossrat Peseschkian (1933-2010), is beneficial for humanity’s psychological needs in the time of globalization. Also elementary concepts and the style of intervention in Positive Psychotherapy are described.

Keywords: Positive Psychotherapy; Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy; Humanistic Psychotherapy; Short-Term Therapy; Globalization