Date & Time
11/18/2017 - 11/19/2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join us for on an in-depth, intensive, and experiential immersion into the study of Positive Psychology (PP) and develop proven habits to build positive emotions and increase well-being, and the skills of resilience needed for dealing with life’s stresses and obstacles. Over the course of 5 weekends and 3 webinars, participants will develop a deep understanding of tools and practices from the science of happiness.
This groundbreaking certificate training—for individuals personally interested in PP as well as those working with clients, organizations, and communities—is based on the pioneering work of Martin Seligman, Ph.D., who is considered the father of Positive Psychology, at the University of Pennsylvania. His approach to well-being and flourishing includes 5 elements (the PERMA model) that will provide the foundation of the certificate program: Positive Experiences (Pleasure), Engagement, Relationship, Meaning, and Achievement.
Module topics include:
- Introduction to PERMA
- Relationship Science
- From Research to Practice
- Journaling & Well Being
- Pleasure, Positive Emotions, and Character Strengths
- Human Behavior and Performance at Work
- Meaning and Mindfulness Meditation
- The Psychology of Engagement and Flow
- Positive Psychotherapy
- Spiritual Aspects of Positive Psychology
- Excellence, Expertise, and Passion
- Taking Advantage of Stress
- Future Planning
$2,950 (No Member Discount) • 17FP40SA
$3,275 Payment Plan • 17FP40SB
2017: November 18 & 19, December 9 & 10
2018: January 13 & 14, February 17 & 18, March 17 & 18
Webinar dates to come.
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New York Open Center
Dan Tomasulo, MAPP, MFA, PhD, creator of the Open Center’s new certificate training in Positive Psychology, is a psychologist, author, psychodramatist and assistant instructor for Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Cory, MS, MAPP, LCSW, is the Assistant Director of the New York Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (NYCAPP) program at the NY Open Center, a psychotherapist in private practice in Red Bank, NJ, and chair of the board of an 85-year-old, 3rd generation logistics corporation. An educator on topics that range from the intersection of positive psychology and resilience in chronic illness, to the brain-exercise-depression connection, Jennifer draws on her clinical mastery and business acumen in merging positive psychology with systems theory, cognitive-behavioral problem solving, and insight development to teach individuals and organizations how to thrive. Passionately driven to helping others identify and cultivate resilience and meaning in their lives, particularly in the face of significant challenges, Jennifer is helping to redefine what it means to flourish. A lifelong learner, poet/writer, and spiritual enthusiast, she holds a Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University School of Social Work, and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Barbara Fredrickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Director of the Social Psychology Doctoral Program and the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory, President-Elect, International Positive Psychology Association She is best known for her broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions and her books Positivity and Love 2.0. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, CNN, PBS, The Atlantic, The Economist, and elsewhere. She has also been invited to brief His Holiness the Dalai Lama on her research on several occasions.
Donna Hemmert, MAPP, has been an executive in the Internet industry since 1994, driving marketing programs, forming strategic, multimillion-dollar partnerships, and leading companies. Her passion has been in building stellar teams and thriving workplace environments. She is currently launching a yet-to-be-announced new startup which marries positive psychology with her startup experience in the Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. In 2012, she co-founded Positive Business DC, a networking group with over 700 members, dedicated to the science of well-being and its application for improving company culture. She is a 2015 graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Daniel Lerner, MAPP, is an expert in positive and performance psychologies and a faculty member at both New York University and the University of Pennsylvania. He guest lectures/keynotes for NCAA coaches, at numerous financial institutions, as well as Carnegie Mellon University, NYU’s Steinhart School, the University of Pennsylvania, and The Wharton LeadUp, among others. He holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently writing a book to be published in Spring 2017 by Little, Brown, and Company.
Cory Muscara, MAPP, is a former monk, mindfulness teacher, and insatiable learner with a passion for helping others live well. He is on faculty at Columbia Teachers College and serves as an assistant instructor for the MAPP program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Master of Applied Positive Psychology in 2015. He has appeared several times on the Dr. Oz show teaching meditation and is Founder and CEO, Long Island Center for Mindfulness.
Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. is Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character, a global, nonprofit organization that educates people around the world about character strengths and advances the science and practice of character. He’s a licensed psychologist and adjunct professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati and adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Ryan is author of Mindfulness and Character Strengths: A Practical Guide to Flourishing, and co-author of Positive Psychology at the Movies; and Movies and Mental Illness (with Danny Wedding, Ph.D.). In addition, he has over 50 invited or peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Ryan is an international presenter who delivers keynotes, retreats, and workshops on character strengths and mindfulness.
Reb Rebele, MAPP, is a consultant and educator with the University of Pennsylvania and the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), as well as a range of corporate, technology, non-profit, and educational organizations. Reb frequently collaborates with Dr. Adam Grant of the Wharton School on research and consulting projects related to employee motivation, reciprocity styles, and helping behaviors in the workplace. Reb earned his Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree in 2010 at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied work/life design and the relationship between writing and well-being. He continues to teach in the MAPP program as a guest lecturer, curriculum consultant, and assistant instructor.
Alan Schlechter, MD is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Bellevue Hospital Center. He also began teaching the NYU undergraduate course, “The Science of Happiness,” in the Spring of 2009. In his role as Director he treats and helps organize the care of some of the most vulnerable children and families in New York City. In his role as Professor he co-teaches 450 students the mental health education that he believes all people should receive early in life. In both of his roles, Alan pursues the study of change. The aims of the course are to survey how people overcome mental illness and how healthy people develop their strengths. Using the best science that we have, he works to foster behaviors and thoughts that might help prevent mental illness.
Robert Vallerand, PhD is former President of the International Positive Psychology Association and the leading researcher on the topic of passion. He is a Professor of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montreal where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Motivational Processes and Optimal Functioning and a Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University.