Date & Time
11/18/2017 - 11/19/2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join us for 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
- The Essential Nature of Creative Being
- 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 1: January 7, 2018, 1:00 -2:30pm (EST)
Webinar 2: February 8, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00 pm (EST)
Webinar 3: To be announced
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Positive Psychology Testimonials
The New York Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology
New York Open Center
Dan Tomasulo creator and director of the Open Center’s 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. Dan is a highly sought-after international speaker on topics including 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 in 2012. He is also a trial lawyer consultant, and developer of the Dare to be Happy experiential workshops for Kripalu.
Jennifer Cory is the Associate 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.
Naomi Arbit is an expert in the psychology of meaning and human potential, working with groups, individuals and organizations about how to harness the power of meaning-making to cultivate wellbeing, resilience, and self-compassion. Alongside her research and teaching, Naomi teaches yoga and mindful self compassion. In her integrative wellness practice, she combines her psychology & nutrition background with mind-body practices that ultimately allow her clients to listen to, gain appreciation for, and take deep, nourishing care of their bodies. Her unique three-pronged approach addresses the mind, body and spirit of her clients to create long lasting improvements in health and wellbeing.
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 is co-founder of Positive Voices, an online platform that showcases leading experts who bring cutting-edge tips and science-based solutions to the masses to help them live their best lives. Donna has been an executive leader in the Internet industry for over two decades driving marketing programs and forming strategic multi-million-dollar partnerships in high-tech companies. In 2012, she co-founded Positive Business DC, a 750-member organization dedicated to informing and inspiring leaders to increase well-being in the workplace. Donna’s passion is helping people improve their lives by understanding and practicing the behaviors that enable community. She is a 2015 graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Scott Barry Kaufman is an author, researcher, speaker, and public science communicator who is interested in using psychological science to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. He is a professor of positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and author and/or editor of 8 books, including Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire). His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and Harvard Business Review, and he writes a blog at Scientific American called Beautiful Minds. Kaufman is also host of The Psychology Podcast.
Daniel Lerner 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 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 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.
Kayleigh Pleas is a positive psychology coach, yoga instructor, and meditation teacher in New York City. Since 2010, she has helped thousands of individuals build flourishing lives by employing scientifically proven methods from positive psychology, nutritional science, the contemplative traditions, and mind-body medicine. Kayleigh completed her master in applied positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focused on how an inner dialogue that is harsh and critical versus an inner dialogue that is kind and supportive affects resilience, health, and wellbeing. Kayleigh is a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator for businesses, hospitals, and schools. Her expertise spans a variety of topics: mental resilience, meditation, nutrition, motivation, and happiness.
Robert Rosales is the founder and managing partner of Lead Academy, a boutique performance development consultancy specializing in developing the positive leadership skills that drive sustainable, positively deviant performance and thriving employees and workplaces. Lead Academy partners with leaders in organizations to bring out the best in people and create positive change that promotes engagement, resilience, and optimal performance. Robert earned a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as an Assistant Instructor. He is a graduate from the University of Geneva with a bachelor in Political Science and an Executive MBA.
Alan Schlechter 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 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.
David Bryce Yaden holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in the Positive Psychology Center, studying the psychology and cognitive-neuroscience of self-transcendent and spiritual experiences. David is editor of the book, On Being: Scientific, Sacred and Secular Perspectives, and author of multiple articles looking at the science behind self-transcendence, awe, mystical experiences, and the impact on wellbeing.