Real Happiness: Positive Psychology Interventions
Online Learning

Real Happiness: Positive Psychology Interventions


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric
Faculty:
Jonah Paquette
Duration:
Full Day
Original Program Date :
14 Oct, 2015
SKU:
POS048725
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Although the field of psychology has traditionally aimed to “fix what’s wrong,” the newer sub-field of positive psychology instead helps us to “build what’s strong.”

It was almost 10 years ago that I was first exposed to positive psychology and began using it in my clinical work. I immediately felt invigorated and energized, and quickly saw my skills expand and transform in ways I could not have imagined. I’m excited to share with you some of the latest developments in this approach to therapy, and I am confident that you’ll find them as clinically beneficial and worthwhile as I have.

In this experiential seminar, you’ll learn about the nature of happiness, and discover how positive psychology can help us to increase happiness both in ourselves and in our clients in a powerful way. You’ll be trained in 7 scientifically-proven principles for lasting well-being, backed by years of research.

Finally, you’ll be taught over 35 empirically-validated interventions to boost happiness in yourself and your clients.

Drawing from positive psychology, mindfulness-based approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, and cutting-edge neuroscience, this seminar will teach you the latest in the field of happiness and provide you with the tools necessary to enhance your clinical practice.

You will learn how to apply tangible and concrete tools to clients suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and a host of other difficulties. Through discussion, lecture, clinical vignettes, and small group work, you will learn to harness these breakthrough findings and transform your clinical work.

OUTLINE

I. The Science of Happiness

  • What is happiness, and why is it important?
  • Benefits of being happy on your:
    • Health
    • Longevity
    • Relationships
    • Job performance
    • Income
    • And more…

II. Roadblocks to Well-Being

  • Common myths of happiness
    • “I’ll be happy when…”
  • The limited effects of:
    • Money
    • Physical attractiveness
    • Geography
    • Age
  • The “Unhappy Brain”
  • Hedonic adaptation: Gravity for happiness

III. The Seven Paths to Lasting Happiness

  • 7 proven principles, drawn from positive psychology, mindfulness-based approaches, neuroscience, and cognitive behavioral therapy
  • The 7 Paths:
    • Gratitude
    • Kindness and Altruism
    • Mindfulness
    • Self-Compassion
    • Connection
    • Optimism
    • Forgiveness
  • Mental, physical, and life benefits of each path
  • 35 techniques to foster these principles of well-being

IV. Clinical Implications

  • Apply tools to address:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    • Substance abuse
    • Relationship problems
  • Case examples
  • Creating clinical breakthroughs
  • Small-group/in-vivo exercises

V. Making it Stick: Maintaining Happiness

  • Personalizing a happiness plan
    • Tailoring the interventions based on client strengths, preferences, and needs
  • How to turn happiness into a habit
    • 7 tips for creating lasting happiness
  • The “Happy Brain”
    • Apply the latest neuroscience to promote lasting happiness

OBJECTIVES

  • Summarize the clinical benefits of positive psychology.
  • List common roadblocks to personal well-being and strategies to overcome them.
  • Describe the impact of happiness on our health, minds, and bodies.
  • Explain 7 scientifically-proven principles for happiness.
  • Apply over 35 proven tools to boost well-being, drawn from positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and neuroscience.
  • Utilize key skills to address depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other clinical issues.

 

ADA Needs
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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Additional Resources

To order the book, Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace & Well-Being, please visit our product store.

To order the book, The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain, please visit our product store.


CEUs

General Credits

This course is available for 6.0 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


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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). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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


Addiction Counselors (Self-Study)

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Addiction Counselors - Connecticut (Self-Study)

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors (Self-Study)

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists - South Carolina (Self-Study)

This program has been approved for 6.25 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Counselors - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists (Self-Study)

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Nurses - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Nurses - Iowa (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists (Self-Study)

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 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.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Psychologists
Psychologists - Canadian (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours.


Psychologists – Florida (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Social Workers (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017-January 27, 2020. Licensed Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in the course will receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education clock hours for completing this intermediate self-study package. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation and pass the post-test.


Social Workers - Illinois (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania (Self-Study)

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.


Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists - California (Self-Study)

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.


Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists/Mental Health Counselors - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Handouts

Faculty

Jonah Paquette Related seminars and products: 1

Psy.D.


Jonah Paquette, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and author. He works for Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, where he conducts group and individual psychotherapy, and is involved in the training and supervision of postdoctoral residents. Jonah is the author of Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace, and Well-Being (PESI Publishing, 2015), a self-help book in which he distills the key findings in the fields of happiness, and offers user-friendly tools to achieve lasting well-being. In addition to his clinical work and writing, he offers training and consultation to therapists and organizations on the promotion of happiness.

Jonah’s clinical experiences have spanned a broad range of settings, including Veterans hospitals, community mental health clinics, college counseling centers, and his current work at Kaiser Permanente. He has a passion for imparting the key findings related to happiness and well-being with a broader audience, and he is honored to share these with you today.


Target Audience

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

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