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Bill O'Hanlon

Positive Psychology: Therapeutic Applications for Adults & Adolescents

11.0 CE Hours Available

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Positive Psychology is the study of human happiness and life satisfaction ñ what works in life as demonstrated through research. It isnít always obvious how to translate this research into clinical work. This workshop offers a solid research base and methods of doing therapy that derive from and fit with this research.


Participants will be better able to:
  • Use Positive Psychology research findings in their clinical work
  • Better help their clients use life energies to find their life and work directions
  • Identify factors that increase happiness for their clients and students

Topics Covered

Introduction to Positive Psychology
  • The gap between Positive Psychology research and clinical practice - The optimistic therapist
Possibilities vs. Positive Thinking
  • Research on the benefits and drawbacks of optimism and being positive - Future Pull: The restoration of hope in clinical work - Resilience research: What helps people bounce back from troubles and traumas - Post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic success
Happiness Research
  • What the research shows makes people happy and what doesnít - Elements of happiness - Happy nations - Happy people
Applications of Happiness Research
  • The distortions of memory - Itís never too late to have a happy childhood
Connections and Relationships
  • Gottmanís research - Happy couples: Relationships that last - Translating these findings into clinical work - Filtering blame and disgust - Connective and continuity rituals for relationships and for the prevention of future relationship problems - Family and friends for the good life and for recovering
The Good & Meaningful Life
  • Social intelligence - Meaning and purpose in the good life - Elements of the meaningful life: Clinical work - The four life energies: Finding direction and purposeful work - Itís not about you: Mitzvah Therapy
Spirituality and Transcendence
  • The 3 Cs of spirituality - Gratitude and appreciation: Research and clinical methods - Forgiveness, kindness and compassion: Clinical methods - Humor: Rising above yourself - Lessons from Abe Lincoln and Billy Connolly - Mindfulness: Research and clinical methods
Bringing It All Together
  • Appreciative Inquiry: Positive Psychology in your work life - -he components of Positive Psychology: A summary - Latest

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J&K Seminars, LLC is approved to sponsor continuing education by :
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.) Approved Provider of Continuing Education (Provider # 5180). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC, provider #1080, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) , (through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/27/2015 – 01/27/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757
  • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • J&K Seminars, LLC SW CPE #0174 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/17/2015. The Department may subsequently notify J&K Seminars, LLC that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny J&K Seminars, LLC application.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for D&A professionals (ICRC/AODA) # 271
  • All programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors #1835