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Not Just a Smiley Face: How Positive Psychology’s Strength-Based Theory/Practice Catalyzes Change
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Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living by emphasizing the positive emotions, thought patterns and relationships that contribute to human flourishing.

11/1/2019
When: Friday, November 1, 2019
8:30 am
Where: New England Association Services
2400 Post Road
Warwick, Rhode Island  02886
United States
Contact: Jack Hutson
401-732-2400


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THE WORKSHOP
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living by emphasizing the positive emotions, thought patterns and relationships that contribute to human flourishing. This workshop will help you to identify and cultivate the qualities that strengthen your capacity for well-being. We will explore the measurement, development, and cultivation of character strengths such as: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. You will learn about the VIA classification for character strengths (www.viacharacter.org) and the elements of well-being: positive relationships, positive emotions, engagement, meaning, and accomplishment. You will learn skills to apply to your clinical practice.  You will have the opportunity to share your professional practice with others to gain new insights and ways to encourage positive change. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Apply the dimensions of well-being to your own life and to your clinical practice.
2. Describe the evidence based research foundations of positive psychology.
3. Self-assess your strengths using the VIA-IS classification of character strengths.
4. Analyze the relationships between cultivating strengths and well-being.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Claire Fialkov, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at William James College.  Dr. Fialkov teaches clinical practice classes, supervision and consultation, and positive psychology. Her research and practice interests include: positive psychology, strength based practices, global health and education, curriculum development and program evaluation. She is the co-founder of Appreciative Action, a global consultancy that works closely with the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Project and girls empowerment programs to help create positive change and build resilience in teams and communities (www.AppreciativeAction.com). Claire travels extensively to East Africa in connection with this work and as the Co-Director of the WJC Kenya Global Mental Health Immersion Program.

David Haddad, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor at William James College where he serves as the Co-Director of the WJC Global Mental Health Immersion Program. Dr. Haddad combines his skills in appreciative Inquiry and positive psychology with his interest in meditation and mindfulness in his work with individual, organizations, and communities. He is the co-founder of Appreciative Action, a consulting practice that works with partners interested in cultivating sustainable community resources through self-reflection, leadership development, program evaluation, and training (www.AppreciativeAction.com). His current research focuses on improving health outcomes in East Africa.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
• Enrollment: Enrollments are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.  This program has an enrollment limit of 40 participants.  Early enrollment is strongly encouraged.
• Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. • Workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. • Workshop concludes at 4:00 p.m.
• For RIPA members the fee is $109. • For non-members the fee is $169. • For student members the fee is $54.50. • For student non-members the fee is $84.50.
• A handling fee of $30 is deducted for cancellation prior to Friday, October 25, 2019. No refund will be made thereafter.
• Fee includes refreshment breaks. Lunch is on your own.
Participants arriving late or departing early will not receive credit or documentation of attendance.
No partial credit provided. 
• Please submit any special needs requirements to the RIPA CPE Committee, 401-732-2400.
• Written grievances about the workshop may be addressed to the RIPA CPE Committee. 
• For more information about the workshop, please call the RIPA CPE Committee at 401-732-2400.
Participants earn 6 credits for this program.
Program Location: New England Association Services, 2400 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS 
For Psychologists: The Continuing Professional Education Committee of the Rhode Island Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Continuing Professional Education Committee maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants earn 6 credits for this program. For Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors: Applications for continuing education credits have been mailed to specific regulatory boards for approval for this workshop. Participants earn 6 credits for this program. For Other Disciplines: Call the RIPA office at 401-732-2400.