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Digital Seminar

The Pursuit of Happiness: Positive Psychology Interventions for Anxiety and Depression


Faculty:
Debra Premashakti Alvis
Duration:
5 Hours 45 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 04, 2013
Product Code:
POS045890
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Understand how happiness is fostered in the brain
  • Implement strategies for long lasting changes in life satisfaction
  • Enhance positive emotions and navigate painful ones
  • Tailor interventions to specific clients & clinical concerns

During the past decade, psychology research has discovered how we can become happier and flourish. Happiness can improve physical and mental health, and has been shown to increase life satisfaction. This new science of happiness offers revolutionary approaches for clinicians promoting a shift from problem oriented focus to an emphasis on strengths, virtues and optimism. Now, more than ever, individuals, families and organizations need help in building resiliency, maintaining the motivation to sustain through difficult times, and recognizing hidden possibilities – all offerings of positive psychology.

Positive psychotherapy can provide effective, evidence-based tools for recovery from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and distressing relational patterns. Continued practice of these recovery skills rewires the brain to experience greater happiness – and better living.

This experiential seminar recording demonstrates how to harness the power of positive psychotherapy to increase your happiness and the happiness of your clients. Through lectures, clinical examples, and small group work you will learn brief, easily implemented interventions. You will take home tools to measure happiness, fuel resiliency and develop keys for thriving. You will review scientific evidence supporting this approach in clear language designed to encourage and motivate clients. Detailed handouts will further support integration of the workshop material. You will complete this seminar recording with new, effective tools to improve clinical outcomes and support therapist renewal. Practitioners experienced in positive psychology and those new to this approach will benefit from this seminar.

At the end of this recording, you will feel renewed, optimistic and with effective tools for supporting your happiness and the happiness of your clients.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


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Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


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Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


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Handouts

Faculty

Debra Premashakti Alvis Related seminars and products: 6

Ph.D.


Debra Premashakti Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner who developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia that specializes in addressing anxiety, stress and depression in individuals with physical health concerns and co-morbid mental health issues.

In more than 25 years of clinical experience in treating clients with anxiety, Dr. Alvis has found that she can help clients recover from anxiety more quickly, and more effectively sustain the gains made in therapy, by combining brain-based principles, body-oriented techniques and traditional psychotherapeutic approaches.

Dr. Alvis lectures and leads retreats around the world. Her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians to integrate the richness of contemplative practices and somatic psychotherapies with cognitive approaches for greater clinical effectiveness. Dr. Alvis maintains a private practice in Georgia where she treats clients with anxiety, trauma, shame, depression and relational concerns.

She also continues to work as a professor at the University of Georgia where she supervises the clinical work of doctoral students and co-leads a research team investigating mindfulness.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. She receives compensation as a Professor for the University of Georgia. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants and other Mental Health Professionals

Objectives

  1. Analyze the efficacy of positive psychotherapy in the treatment anxiety and depression in clients.
  2. Utilize specific behavioral interventions to decrease symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, clinical depression, OCD, ADHD, and PTSD.
  3. Implement treatment interventions for improving motivation, engagement and appreciation in clients.
  4. Implement interventions shown to develop neural pathways for happiness in clients.
  5. Demonstrate approaches for engaging the five essential virtues for happiness in a clinical setting.
  6. Outline strategies for savoring positive emotions and working with challenging emotions in clients.

Outline

Overview: The Science of Happiness
  • How positive psychotherapy transforms clinical practice
  • The biological purpose of happiness
  • Benefits of happiness: health, wealth and longevity
  • How much happiness can we develop?
  • The positivity ratio
  • How positive emotions increase options
  • Key contributors to happiness
  • Debunk myths of happiness
How to Choose Happiness: Cultivating Skills
  • Savor and appreciation
  • Fuel resilience
  • Motivation and engagement
  • Buffering from unhappiness
  • Balance realism and optimism
  • Increase positive emotions
Develop purpose, find meaning
  • Identify your calling
  • Career & life daydreams
  • Share your calling
  • Values clarification
  • Connect with others
    • Increase micro moments of love
  • Engage the five defining virtues for happiness
  • Mindfulness and yoga: seize the moment
Revolutionize Clinical Work, Address Mental Health Concerns
  • Assess happiness and resiliency
  • Individualize positive psychotherapy strategies
  • Tools for working with intense emotions
  • Applications for:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • OCD
    • ADHD
    • Relationships
    • PTSD/Trauma
    • Substance Abuse
The Happier Therapist: Walk the Walk
  • Improve clinical outcomes through therapist happiness
  • Infuse flow and positivity in the clinical day
  • Optimism and energy quickies

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