Positive Psychology (3 CE)
Course Description: This course focuses on the pioneering work of Martin Seligman, former President of the American Psychological Association. We present the historical context of Positive Psychology and how it differs from more traditional approaches to psychology and psychotherapy; we provide recent research and findings on the impact of strengths and virtues, optimism, resilience, gratitude and flow; and identify the keys to Authentic Happiness. In addition, a learner will develop an understanding of how to incorporate Positive Psychology interventions into their work with clients. Finally, we postulate the future of Positive Psychology and its potential impact on both our institutions and our communities.
Author: Melanie Haro, M.A., LMFT
Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and mental health clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Differentiate between Positive Psychology and more traditional approaches to psychology and psychopathology.
- Express key concepts associated with developing positive emotions, strengths and virtues.
- Incorporate Positive Psychology interventions into treatment with clients.
- Recognize potential areas of further study in regards to Positive Psychology.