Positive Psychotherapy (PPT after N. Peseschkian, since 1977) ™ is a resource-oriented psychotherapeutic treatment method for individuals, couples, and families. It can be described as a humanistic and transcultural psychodynamic psychotherapy and is based on a positive conception of human nature and salutogenetic principles. PPT is an integrative method, which is open to systematically include methods fitting the patients or the families. It is also used as a counselling method and in prevention. It was developed by Dr. Nossrat Peseschkian (1933-2010), the late father of Dr. Hamid Peseschkian, in Germany in the 1970s.
Today it is used in the daily practice of psychotherapists worldwide. Training seminars for Positive Psychotherapy are presently offered in over 20 countries. Positive Psychotherapists are organized in the World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy (WAPP) which comprises of more than 1,500 members in 34 countries. Dr. Hamid Peseschkian is currently the president of WAPP.