Positive Psychology In Practice

Positive Psychology In Practice


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Friday, June 15, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Webinar Description:

The goal of this training is to provide an introduction to the art and science of positive psychology and its application to strengths-based practice with People with IDD/DD.

Most of our daily thoughts and actions have the end goal of achieving, maintaining or salvaging our happiness. Recent advances in scientific research may be able to help, with a number of studies suggesting that people have the power to increase happiness through intentional activities. The new science of positive psychology seeks to move toward happiness and well-being, not simply away from suffering. We are shifting focus from what's wrong to what's strong. This talk will highlight research and interventions for clinicians and supervisors to use with those they help and in their own life. Highlighted will be evidence-based clinical interventions designed to improve well-being while reducing negative emotions and behaviors.

A Webinar from AUCD's Mental Health Aspects of I/DD Special Interest Group.


Dan Tomasulo, PhD, MFA, MAPP is a core faculty member for the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI), Teachers College, Columbia University and Assistant Instructor, Master of Applied Positive Psychology, University of Pennsylvania where he works with Marty Seligman. He is also Director New York Certification in Applied Positive Psychology and honored by Sharecare* as top ten online influencers on the topic of depression. His memoir, American Snake Pit :Hope Grit and Resilience in the Wake of Willowbrook, will be released May 1st, 2018 by Stillhouse Press.