New Book Available HERE


New Book Available HERE

Jeffrey J. Froh, Psy. D.

 Professor, Hofstra University


Email: Jeffrey.Froh@hofstra.edu

Office: 210 Hauser Hall

Department: Psychology

Research Interests

After studying and writing about positive psychology for over a decade, I have decided to apply my knowledge to clinical practice, using the new field of positive clinical psychology as my core therapeutic approach. Positive clinical psychology uses empirically supported strengths-based strategies that help people not just survive—but thrive! When successful, people typically leave traditional therapy feeling less anxious, depressed, stressed, or angry. In short, they feel less “bad.” But positive clinical psychology, based on the science of positive psychology, emphasizes that just because we no longer experience negative emotions and behaviors does not mean that we are flourishing. Therefore, in addition to teaching people how to better cope with and manage their difficulties (because positive clinical psychology also emphasizes the importance of helping people cope with their maladaptive thoughts, behaviors, and emotions), I will teach them the necessary skills to experience lives filled with joy, gratitude, hope, love, and happiness. For more information about my clinical work, please see my professional website for more details: www.drjeffreyfroh.com.  I am also the founder and Clinical Director of the Positive Psychology Institute for Emerging Adults at Hofstra University. Please see our website for more details: www.hofstra.edu/ppiI am a past Associate Editor for The Journal of Positive Psychology, and my research has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the LA Times, and other media outlets.

Favorite Book Quote

G. K. Chesterton (1908): Orthodoxy

"Children are grateful when Santa Claus puts in their stockings gifts of toys or sweets. Could I not be grateful to Santa Claus when he puts in my stockings the gift of two miraculous legs? We thank people for birthday presents of cigars and slippers. Can I thank no one for the birthday present of birth?" (p. 60)