Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Not being depressed isn’t the same as being happy. Yet, most clinicians working to deliver mental health services are trained to identify what is wrong rather than what is strong with their clients. This has lead to an emphasis on alleviating the suffering caused by symptoms rather than the identification of intentional well-being strategies. Retooling clinicians to help spot character strengths, developing resilience, and improving relationships outside of the therapeutic environment have shown to be a more effective and sustainable way to promote change.
Taken from the new sub-field of positive psychology, these interventions, combined with the traditional tools of therapy, have a great deal to offer clinicians. As shown by the research, using more positively oriented means of interacting with their clients’ clinicians can both increase their level of effectiveness while enhancing their well-being.
A One-Day Workshop
Sunday, June 14, 2020, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Members $160/ Nonmembers $180
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New York Open Center
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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