The Center for Well-Being was founded to develop an integrative therapy for the treatment of mental health disorders.
Our Hope for Therapy
Many modern therapeutic approaches neglect the interconnections between various facets of human personality. Dr. C. Robert Cloninger has spent the past twenty years developing an integrative biopsychosocial model of human personality. This biopsychosocial model is at the core of the Science of Well-Being, which examines the principles and mechanisms underlying the natural development of well-being in the individual. Based on research done is this field, the center’s goal is to develop innovative forms of therapy that health professionals can integrate into their practices.
- To help raise awareness of the importance of integrating biomedical, psychosocial, and spiritual approaches in the treatment of mental health disorders.
- To research, describe, and promote an integrative therapy that promotes health and well-being and not strictly the treatment and management of disease.
- To develop innovative theoretical and practical guidance for therapists based on an integrative mental health care model and the Science of Well-Being.
- To facilitate the use of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) by providing online access to the test and educating people on the theory behind it.
In addition to many collaborators from Washington University Medical School and other universities and hospitals from around the world, the following professionals participate in the ongoing research activities at the center:
C. Robert Cloninger, MD
Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics and Director of the Center for Well-Being
Maribel Martinez, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator