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Applied Positive Psychology; A Strengths-based Approach (Jun 14, 2018)

Jun 14, 2018   |   Sydney, New South Wales  Australia
Specialties : Psychotherapy   |   Psychology
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Applied Positive Psychology; A Strengths-based Approach - Key concepts and practical skills training for use in clinical practice is organized by The Professional Development People (PDP) and will be held on Jun 14, 2018 at Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The target audience for this medical event is Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals - both experienced and new to the field to draw on their own depth of experience and level of expertise. A minimum requirement would be a basic qualification in counseling and psychotherapy. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14.00 CPD hours.

Course Description :
Positive psychology is at times, mistakenly, interpreted as being simply positive thinking and as having the aim of producing perpetually smiling clients. This is, of course, not the case. Rather, positive psychology is a research-based branch of psychology that encourages therapists, as well as clients, to widen their focus from being largely problem-centred to also include clients’ strengths and the things that go right in their lives. Balancing the illness focus of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM, American Psychiatric Association, 2013), “the aim of positive psychology is to catalyse a change in psychology, from preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life” (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000).

The morning session of the seminar will explore:
• key concepts in positive psychology, including signature strengths, flow, mindfulness, gratitude, positive emotions, complex optimism, resilience, posttraumatic growth, forgiveness, engagement, and meaning;
• the relationship between these concepts and clients’ cognitions, emotions and behaviors; and
• evidence-based positive psychology techniques and their scope in the context of therapy. The session will include audio-visual material and practical examples, and I will be using an interactive presentation style that encourages participants.

Conference Objectives are :
• Appreciate the importance of including strength building and positive emotions in therapy practice.
• Understand key concepts of positive psychology.
• See how positive psychology concepts translate into therapy techniques that positively impact clients’ beliefs, emotions and behavior.
• Use evidence-based positive psychology techniques that have been shown to increase clients’ wellbeing.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.


Registration Desk

Contact No. 1300 887 622

Conference Fee Details

Conference Fee : AUD $275.00
Early Fee : NA
Early Fee Last date : NA

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Venue Address

Aerial UTS Function Centre
Level 7, Building 10, 235 Jones St, Ultimo
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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