DOI: 10.52982/lkj245

Abstract: Positive and Intercultural Psychotherapy approach and its effectiveness. The case was presented with problems in interpersonal relations, thoughts of self-harming, and deliberate self-harming behavior. Deliberate self-harming behavior means to deliberately cause harm to one’s own body so as to cause non-fatal physical trauma and tissue damage, without conscious suicidal intent. Twenty-two sessions based on Positive Psychotherapy were held with the patient. The therapy was carried out under supervision during the therapist’s Positive Psychotherapy specialization training. In this process, the patient solved the problem that she had brought to the therapy process, resolved the basic and key conflicts, realized her capacities, gained self-help skills and committed deliberate self-harm once during the process. As a result, it can be said that Positive Psychotherapy techniques made a positive contribution to the patient’s life.  However, if the patient’s symptoms recur over time or new symptoms related to self-regulation emerge, it should be considered that trauma-focused therapy will be needed.

Keywords: Positive Psychotherapy, deliberate self-harm, 5-stage model, case study