Wednesday, November 26, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm, EST
Dr. Kate Hefferon
This presentation will provide an overview of the phenomenon of posttraumatic growth (PTG). In particular, this session will discuss the origins of the theory, the main models used to explain the process of PTG and current research findings. In addition, this webinar will reflect upon potential applications and current programmes aimed at facilitating the PTG process within different populations. Finally, the session will close on current debates within the filed as well as potential areas for future research development.
More about our webinar speaker:
Dr. Kate Hefferon is a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Lecturer and former Programme Leader of the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of East London (UEL). She has recently opened the Posttraumatic Growth Research Unit at UEL, which aims to understand the phenomenon, particularly within the context of health behavior changes (e.g. physical activity and sport). She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters as well lead and co-author on several popular positive psychology texts books, including ‘Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications’ (2011), ‘Positive Psychology: The Somatopsychic Side to Flourishing’ (2013) and ‘Applied Positive Psychology: Integrated Positive Practice’ (2014).
For more information, please see the author’s research website: www.katehefferon.com
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