Using a Positive Psychology Lens for Healing in a New Landscape
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:00 AM EST
Presenter: Christina Scott, LPCC-S, NCC
These workshops offer 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits
Positive psychology challenges the idea that success stops with bringing clients to their baseline. The idea of a baseline in an unprecedented global pandemic seems shaky at the least. Using the concept of post-traumatic growth, this strengths-based approach emphasizes working past alleviation of suffering, past merely surviving, into a place of thriving. This training offers guiding principles and specific tools for clinicians, identifying the goals and rationale of this approach in a post-pandemic world.
10:00 - 10:40am Introductions; Examine the effects of the pandemic on mental health and the importance of implementing a focus on wellness.
10:40 - 11:20am Educate on positive psychology and the PERMA model of well-being.
11:20 - 12:00pm Demonstrate specific positive psychology interventions and engage participants in practicing these strategies.
12:00 - 12:40pm Discuss the VIA Character Strength Survey and how to use in clinical work as well as in personal self-care.
12:40 - 1:00pm Discussion of additional resources; Q & A session