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  • Why has the specialty of counseling psychology been overlooked in the larger conversation about positive psychology? Is it reasonable that counseling psychology claims positive psychology as its own? What are some of the problems in defining positive psychology, and how does the lack of consensus around operationalization thwart discourse on this construct? In this reaction, the authors address these questions and pose implications for positive psychology beyond the typical applications to clients. © 2006, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mollen, D., Ethington, L. L., & Ridley, C. R.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • March 2006