This suggests that therapeutic optimism is appropriate in the longer term.
This definition encompasses therapeutic optimism in terms of holding hope when other services and the service users themselves may feel stuck and demoralised.
This "strengths" approach embodies therapeutic optimism, facilitating the service user to gain confidence through encouragement and positive reinforcement of their existing interests and skills (however insignificant they may, at first, appear).
Grady, "Misunderstanding in Clinical Research: Distinguishing Therapeutic Misconception, Therapeutic Misestimation, and Therapeutic Optimism
," IRB: Ethics & Human Research 25 (2003): 11-16.