Happiness in Dark Times: The Role of Positivity in Catalyzing Resilience

This On Demand Training is 3 hours. Access information, resources and CEU information will be sent to you shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Over the last two decades, psychology research has shown that positivity has a significant role to play in our well-being.  Find out what the research is saying: learn how positive experiences can provide relief and hope in the worst moments; the importance of building meaning over time; and the increase of capacity, engagement, esteem, and optimism when leveraging a growth mindset and character strengths

This dynamic session will use discussion, introspection, and practical tools to examine how positive psychology-based principles and practices can help decrease suffering and catalyze resilience.  We’ll discuss the emerging model of post-traumatic growth and delve into the paradoxes of resilience. How can you coach your clients to hold both the difficult and positive, the draining and life-giving, the frightening and hopeful, in order to build resilience? This webinar will show you how, by demonstrating how to use character strengths to build stable internal resources, discussing tools that enhance optimism such as gratitude, and showing how to build cognitive flexibility and emotional agility at the same time.  Foundational to resilience is a growth mindset, so we’ll look at how Carol Dweck’s teachings can work alongside building enduring resources through focusing on positivity.  Attendees will be encouraged to discuss how a positive psychology-based approach can enhance their existing models of practice.

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to—

  • Define Resilience from a positive-psychology perspective.
  • Describe Post-Traumatic Growth.
  • Explain the Growth Mindset.
  • Apply Optimism as an intervention for chronic anxiety, depression, pain and sadness.
  • Apply Character Strengths to moments of moderate to high stress, including loss.

Maria Sirois, PsyD, is a positive psychologist and international consultant who focuses on the resilience of the human spirit when under chronic stress, during transition, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change and loss. Her work in multiple sectors focuses on building capacity and engagement around difficult moments—using such moments to leverage sustained positive shifts in perspective and ability. She is the author of two books: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts.

Time Topic Covered
1st hour
  • Why Positivity Matters and Paradoxes of Resilience
2nd hour
  • Building a Growth Mindset through Character Strengths
15 Minute Break
3rd hour
  • Increasing Optimism

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance showing the hours completed will be distributed either following the Live Broadcast or with On-Demand registration (On-Demand participants must pass a post-webinar attendance quiz).  A CE package will be available which includes the full webinar description and details, the speaker’s CV and references.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Webinar Rate CAD$139.00 (USD$110)
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