(CT) Positive Psychology: Fostering Hope, & Resiliency, And Flourishing In Ourselves, Our Client’s & Communities

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Positive Psychology: Fostering Hope, & Resiliency, And Flourishing In Ourselves, Our Client’s & Communities

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9:00 am to 12:00pm EST


Presenter: Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW

NASW-CT Members: $31

NASW Other Chapter Member: $61

Non-Members: $76

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

Positive psychology (PP) is the scientific study of optimal human functioning to help people flourish. This workshop on Positive Psychology is a foundation course to help attendees not only understand the research on the core themes of positive psychology, but also equip attendees with the helpful positive interventions in various area areas of clinical social work practice.

Currently, positive psychology has evolved from its narrow focus on positive emotions, positive traits and positive institutions (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000) to positive psychology 2.0 (Kashdan & Biswas-Diener, 2014; Wong, 2011) which focuses the totality of the person and the positive potentials in both positive and negative conditions. Positive Psychology is a strengths-based perspective that applies to individuals who aspire to promote the well-being in themselves, their clients, and society.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main themes of positive psychology and critique its limitations
  • Apply positive interventions to enhance happiness, resilience, meaning, etc.
  • Utilize these positive interventions in a professional setting of their choosing. (social work practice, coaching, education, health care, etc.)
  • Conceptualize how to integrate positive psychology interventions in the clinician’s primary therapeutic approach.

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, is a N.Y. Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of direct clinical treatment experience. Reji is a clinical instructor of continuing education courses; she specializes in teaching evidence-based treatment approaches – DBT, CBT, ACT, CFT, Positive Psychology, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness. Reji is a frequent instructor at NYU - SSW, and NASW. They have also taught at Hunter College and Brooklyn OHEL Institute for Training. Reji is an Integrative cognitive behavioral therapist. She incorporates many strategies within a skill-oriented therapeutic approach. Reji is both Neuroscience and Trauma-Informed. Reji also has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Supervision sessions will include training & teaching on a wide variety of current evidence-based strategies. She offers affordable supervision & mental health training for individuals, educational, and clinical settings. I am also an ARTS advocate. Reji arts advocacy work includes freelance health journalism and graphic design artistry. Reji is currently completing certification to be a REAT (Registered Expressive Arts Therapist) Please see Reji's website for her visual arts project on “Positivity, Hope & The Art of Pause.” (Website: https://www.rejimathewphd-writer.com/). .  



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September 17th, 2022 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-CT Member $31.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $61.00
Non-Member $76.00