Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Applying Positive Psychology in Psychotherapy

  • 08 Feb 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 09 Feb 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave., Blakes Room


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Are you a psychologist, psychotherapist, counselor, social worker or guidance counselor that wants to know how to effectively integrate positive psychology into your practice? Positive Psychology is the scientific study of well-being and the factors that help people lead flourishing lives. Many clinicians are interested in applying positive psychology in their therapeutic practice and there is compelling evidence that doing so can boost the effects of therapy. Still, positive psychology includes such a vast array of findings and is growing so rapidly, that some therapists are not sure how to start bringing it to their work.

This 2-day workshop will offer a clear conceptual framework for integrating positive psychology into your therapeutic practice, through:

  • Research-based presentations
  • Experiential exercises
  • Live demonstrations

You will learn: 

  • The fundamentals of Positive Psychology and the PERMA model of well-being
  • Why positive psychology fits well with research findings about what works in therapy
  • Positive Emotions and how to cultivate them
  • Flow experiences and the conditions that foster engagement
  • Character Strengths and how to use them in everyday life
  • Positive Relationships and how to nurture them
  • Goal setting and achievement for flourishing
  • Meaning and purpose as pillars of a full life
  • Optimism and hope as motors of change
  • Mindfulness and physical activity

We will learn evidence-based positive interventions for each of these components of well-being and they will be illustrated with clinical examples.

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Your Workshop Leader: 

Margarita Tarragona, PhD

Margarita Tarragona is one of the top experts in the world who specializes in applying positive psychology in psychotherapy. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago and trained in Family Therapy at the Ackerman Institute in NYC and The Family Institute of Northwestern University. Margarita is the president of the Mexican Positive Psychology Association, she is on the board of advisors of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), and is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positive Psychology of the University of Melbourne. She co-founded and teaches in Grupo Campos Elíseos, a training center for therapists in Mexico City and is adjunct faculty of the Wholebeing Institute where she teaches in the CIPPLA program (Certificate in Positive Psychology, Latin America). She the author of Positive Identities: Positive Psychology and Narrative Practices (2012).

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