Ocena dobrostanu i zasobów w psychologicznej diagnozie zdrowia psychiczneg
Rocznik: 2012 Tom: 18 Numer: 1
Adequacy of the content of clinical diagnosis is equally important for its practical usefulness as the validity of measures and procedures. Among other things it refers to the assessment of the positive aspects of the patient’s mental health. The paper presents definitions of well-being, psychological resources and social resources and discusses the circumstances that may block or facilitate the assessment of positive factors. The conclusion is that clinical training should include a large body of knowledge about positive factors in mental health and treatment outcomes, skills to overcome negative asymmetry and other negative biases in clinical context, as well as ways of integrating data on positive and negative functioning.