Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Orthopsychiatry

Orthofunctioning
Positive psychology

Something for the next generation

A conceptual universe far removed from the present world of Conductiove Education... oh, fora conductive world connected with top-end clinical psychology.
Dream on. But for those looking to raise their conceptual game in the meantime, take a peek at this open-acccess article that has just been published free and in full on line:

Antaramian, S. P., Huebner, E. S., Hills, K. J., Valois, R. F. (2010) A dual-factor model of mental health: toward a more comprehensive understanding of youth functioning, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, vol. 80, no 4, pp. 462-472

There are huge differences between a teenager who is not depressed or anxious and one who bounds out of bed in the morning with twinkling eyes; between an adolescent who says no to drugs and one who says yes to meaningful involvement in family, school, and community activities; and between one who costs society little and one who actually benefits it. (p. 498)

A nice statement of the article's position... maybe conductive pedagogy and upbringing might also think in artculating their purpose in terms of such a dual-factor model.

'Orthopsychiatry', by the way, sort of means 'mental health'. I do not like the idea of 'psychiatry', as I do not much like the term 'functioning', but am happy to entertain both ortho-words, 'orthopsychiatry' and 'orthofunction', as pointing to important truths.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Rony Schenker, OTR, PhD, Tsad Kadima, Israel said...

"maybe conductive pedagogy and upbringing might also think in artculating their purpose in terms of such a dual-factor model."
Do you mean for instance that the presence of disabilty does not equate the absence of well being? that positive well being and disabilty are not on a single continuum where positive well being is on one end and the disability on the other end? or as an alternative disabilty and hope???

Thursday, 16 December 2010 at 17:39:00 GMT  

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