A Pilot and Feasibility Trial of a Sexual Minority-Specific Positive Psychology Intervention
Sexual minorities face unique stressors that contribute to worse mental health (Meyer, 2003). Positive psychology interventions may be able to ameliorate this. The current study pilot tested an identityspecific positive psychology intervention among 20 sexual minorities. Results suggest that the intervention reduced depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and anticipated discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This implies that positive psychology interventions may be able to address health disparities among sexual minorities.
Job, Sarah A.; and Williams, Stacey L.. 2020. A Pilot and Feasibility Trial of a Sexual Minority-Specific Positive Psychology Intervention. Poster Presentation. American Psychological Association. http://southeast.spsp.org/sites/default/files/sssp_2019_annual_program.pdf