A Flourishing Toolkit: Positive Psychology For Social workers

April 13, 2018 9:00 am - April 14, 2018 5:00 pm


1255 Amsterdam New York, New York 10027

Event Organizer

Social Work Office of Professional Excellence (SWOPE)


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.


KALPANA PAREKH, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist, personal and executive coach, speaker, author, workshop facilitator and singer.  She is the Founder and Owner of Wellness Around The World, LLC, an international practice whose mission is to inspire people and empower them with the tools they need to live flourishing lives.  Prior to private practice, Kalpana was Manager of Wellness & Training, an Executive Coach, and Senior Clinician for Corporate Counseling Associates, an Employee Assistance Program in Manhattan. She designed and delivered a broad range of on-site management trainings, wellness seminars, and critical incident stress debriefings to over 150 companies on topics such as Respect in the Workplace, Management and Leadership Training, Conflict Resolution, Dealing with Difficult People and Collaborative Relationships. She also presented a variety of wellness seminars and workshops on stress management, maintaining a healthy life style, balancing work and life, negotiation, communication, dealing with trauma and grief, and coping with change.  Kalpana earned her MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work, has Certificates in Applied Positive Psychology and Music Therapy, and is a certified yoga teacher.

For more information and to register for the event, please click here. 13 contact hours are available for NYS, NJ and CT Licensed Social Workers. Licensed Social Workers for other states, please refer to your state licensing agency and email swope@columbia.edu. This event is also open to the public.