A Flourishing Toolkit: Positive Psychology For Social workers

May 17 9:00 am


Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027

In 1948, the World Health Organization defined health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. The past two decades have seen a shift in the medical field towards such an integrative practice – treating the whole person, rather than simply their disease. Mental health professionals are starting to catch up.

How can we help our clients ameliorate symptoms of mental illness, but also live in a state of optimal well-being? The field of positive psychology offers solutions. Over the course of two days, participants will embark on a journey through the pathways of human flourishing, and will be introduced to evidence-based positive psychology interventions to supplement clinical practice.

Workshop Description
Training will be facilitated through lecture, interactive exercises and case discussion. Practitioners will add to their tool kit evidence-based positive psychology interventions that can help clients to: cultivate positive emotion, strengthen engagement and flow, enhance relationships, find meaning and purpose, set and meet goals, and enhance physical vitality. Participants will find these interventions to be of both professional and personal benefit.