The Rediscovery of Gratitude: Implications for Counseling Practice
Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
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The Journal of Humanistic Counseling
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 99–113, April 2012
How to Cite
YOUNG, M. E. and HUTCHINSON, T. S. (2012), The Rediscovery of Gratitude: Implications for Counseling Practice. Jrnl Humanistic Counseling, 51: 99–113. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00008.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
- Received 10/05/09; Revised 12/06/10; Accepted 01/13/11
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.