The Rediscovery of Gratitude: Implications for Counseling Practice

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concerning this article should be addressed to Tracy S. Hutchinson, Department of Educational and Human Sciences, University of Central Florida, PO Box 161250, Orlando, FL 32816-1250 (e-mail: tracy.hutchinson@ucf.edu).

Abstract

Although gratitude has been rediscovered by the field of positive psychology, strength-based wellness-oriented interventions have historically been a part of the humanistic tradition in counseling. The article is a review of emerging gratitude research including characteristics of gratitude, theoretical explanations, specific interventions, and implications for future research.

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