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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.


Vintage courses do not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers


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


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