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The Empowerment Model of Parent Consultation with the Positive Psychology Perspective


The aim of the study is to develop an indigenous parent consultation model based on the viewpoint of positive psychology, and to further discuss the empowerment development and transformation contexts of consultees in the process of consultation. Three data were collected from four female parents, which are the transcripts in the process of consultation, the transcripts of tracking interviews and the texts of tracking questionnaires, then analyzed the data by the template analysis method, to revise the initial version of parents empowerment concept model established by Gibson (1995). The results of the study are: (1) After giving cultural and behavioural connotation, the researcher further developed six empowerment subjects which are “Exploring and Tracing Back to the Origin”, “Initiating Fortune from the Extreme Adversity”, “Comprehending from Converting Thoughts”, “Facilitating from Being Proficient”, “Flourishing Strengths” and “Diversifying Crises into Safeties”. (2) Empowerment transformation uses “Exploring and Tracing Back to the Origin” and “Initiating Fortune from the Extreme Adversity” as the principal line, then, to form a dynamic force which will transform the origin exploration to bittersweet. (3) The results of empowerment are to establish parenting wellbeing by the extensibility of relationship culturing, to promote the appropriate expression of parenting by awareness transformation, so as to create a power of “Diversifying Crises into Safeties”.

Keywords: Positive psychologyparent consultationempowerment modeltemplate analysis method

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Published online: 03.10.2013
Pages: 225-234
Publisher: Cognitive-crcs
In: Volume 5, Issue 2
DOI: 10.15405/ejsbs.65
Online ISSN: 2301-2218
Article Type: Original Research
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