Book Review of "Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners"


  • Birdie J. Bezanson Acadia University


Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners is a clinical handbook that provides a solid conceptual foundation in strengths-based practice in positive psychology. An authority in the field, Dr. Ryan Niemiec guides the reader through the basic concepts, specific challenges, and the actual implementation of a plethora of strategies into clinical practice. Niemiec encourages practitioners to develop simple practices to build a true positive psychology approach to life. His practice is firmly situated in research with applications that practitioners can readily apply. Niemiec provided a guidebook that will be dog-eared by both novice and seasoned practitioners.

Author Biography

Birdie J. Bezanson, Acadia University

Birdie Bezanson is on leave from the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board in Nova Scotia and currently holds an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology at Acadia University. Dr. Bezanson works with child and youth who have been affected by trauma. A positive psychologist at heart, she utilizes mindfulness and strength-based strategies in teaching, therapy and life.




How to Cite

Bezanson, B. J. (2018). Book Review of "Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners". Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 52(3). Retrieved from



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