Fielding Graduate University
Dissertations & Theses, Unpublished Paper
Having witnessed families in crisis and the emotional damage inflicted on the individual members of these families, I went on an exploration to find a successful intervention to help these families recover to brighter future. This paper is a journey into the current literature, research and practices in Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Psychology, Positive Emotions, and Coaching. This information is then adapted and applied to a family coaching model that integrates these fields. A fictional family is described along with probable outcomes if this model were applied to them.
Taking the principles of the various disciplines creates long-term positive change within the family system and within the individual family members.