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Positive Psychology - Transforming What’s Wrong to What’s Strong
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Wednesday, Jun, 16, 2021 10.00 AM to 01.15 PM EST
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Christina M. Scott
Christina M. Scott, MEd, LPCC-S, RPT, NCC
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Christina Scott is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Registered Play Therapist living in Ohio. She provides teletherapy services to clien... Show More


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Course Description:
Though the term was coined in the 1990s, Positive Psychology is not new. The approach blends together person-centered concepts, mindfulness, self-compassion and a focus on strengths. Positive psychology doesn’t ignore the problem areas. Instead, it allows us to work with clients in a way that offers empowerment and optimism for change. 

Many clients report that it feels overwhelming to think of their weaknesses and problems. Positive psychology helps the individual view themselves within a positive lens and look for internal balance. This approach has helped millions and has produced evidence-based techniques with well-documented clinically significant outcomes. 

Some clinicians still feel "iffy" about incorporating positive psychology into our work. This presentation will examine the benefits and opportunities associated with Positive Psychology as well as reinforce participants understanding of how this model is not different, but complementary, to our tried and true therapies which ground us. 

The presenter will demonstrate how to remain true to our favorite modalities while using the PERMA model. We'll review the research behind this evidence-based practice. Participants will receive a plethora of techniques and interventions which might inspire others’ creativity in building their own clinical applications. 

Lastly, we will look at how to use Positive Psychology in our own lives to improve our wellbeing, personal sense of meaning, and enhance clinician wellness. =
Learning Objectives:
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify three components of Positive Psychology.
  • List three major Positive Psychology researchers and their particular focus and interventions.
  • Discuss each element of the PERMA model and identify two interventions for each element to use in clinical work.
    Sources and Resources (click to expand): 
    Bannink, F. (2017). 201 positive psychology applications: Promoting well-being in individuals and communities. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.

    Niemiec, R. M. (2018). Character strengths interventions: A field guide for practitioners. Toronto, Ontario: Hogrefe Publishing.

    Niemiec, R. M., & Wedding, D. (2008). Positive psychology at the movies: Using films to build virtues and character strengths. Hogrefe Publishing.

    Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2004). Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    CE Credits:
     3 CE Live Online Contact Hour(s)
    Note: Live interactive webinar is considered the same credit status as live in person by New York, Maryland and many other State boards. Please confirm with your local board.
    Core Wellness, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0569 and for mental health counselors, #MHC-0167. Note: This course provides 3 Contact Hour(s) live online credits (via interactive webinar). 
    Core Wellness, LLC is authorized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for all programs. Our credits are accepted via reciprocity by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Board of Psychologists. Please verify with your board.
    ASWB ACE Approved:
    Core Wellness LLC, #1745, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Core Wellness LLC, #1745 maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2020 to 05/18/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education credits (in person or live online).

    NBCC ACEP Approved
    Core Wellness, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7094. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Core Wellness, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    Cancellation, Policies and Refunds:
    Fee covers: Attendance, course material and CE award to those who complete the course. Registration is open until the course sells out (when this occurs, purchase option is disabled). We recommend signing up early to secure your spot and for early bird pricing. We provide a full refund upon request for cancellations submitted seven (7) calendar days before the webinar date. Cancellations received after that time frame will be granted: a transfer, credit or recorded webinar access, when available. For further questions, please see the FAQ section or contact us. In the rare event of a training cancellation, a notification and full refund (for the course fee only) will be automatically sent to you via your email on file.
    Accessibility Accommodations:
    To request an accommodation, please contact us with at least two weeks prior notice.
    Financial Declarations:
    The presenter and Core Wellness hereby declare that no conflict of interest, competing interest, or commercial support for the CE program are present. Presenter receives compensation for program delivery and sales as well as sales of his/her personal books and products.


    Positive Psychology - Transforming What’s Wrong to What’s Strong
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    • What is Positive Psychology? 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • PERMA Model 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 10 Min Break 11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
    • VIA Character Survey 11:40 AM - 12:35 PM
    • Client & Clinician Wellness 12:35 PM - 12:50 PM
    • Resources; Q & A 12:50 PM - 01:10 PM

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    This was a great learning tool. The facilitator was well versed and passionate about the material, making it that much more interesting. I can not wai... Show More

    Tiffany Barry, LMSW
    Tiffany Barry, LMSW

    This CEU course gave learners a chance to understand the fundamentals of Positive Psychology. The best part was all the interventions and hand-outs in... Show More

    Brittany Hill, B.A., M.Div, RP, OAMHP
    Brittany Hill, B.A., M.Div, RP, OAMHP

    This was a fantastic course/instructor and I would recommend it to other friends and professionals looking to expand their skill set

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