Dan Tomasulo, PhD, MFA, MAPP, creator and director of the Open Center’s certificate training in Positive Psychology, is a psychologist, author, and assistant instructor for Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dan is a highly sought-after international speaker on topics such as positive psychology, positive education, and positive psychotherapy. He teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and holds a PhD in psychology, an MFA in writing, and is the first licensed psychologist and psychodramatist to graduate from the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program from the University of Pennsylvania (2012). He is also a trial lawyer consultant as well as developer of the Dare to be Happy experiential workshops for the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. His newest book, Learned Hopefulness (2020), has been called “the best go-to book on how to use hope to relieve your depression” by Martin Seligman.
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