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Professional Development Seminar: Positive Psychology and Career Counseling: Building your Toolkit to Help You and Your Clients Succeed

  • Friday, March 16, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Northeastern University, 420 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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CCC Professional Development Seminars
Northeastern University | Boston, MA

Friday, March 16, 2018: Positive psychology and Career counseling: building your toolkit to help you and your clients succeed      

Location: Stearns Center, Room G12

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm                       

The field of Positive Psychology, founded in 1998 by Martin Seligman, has created a body of research and practice to help people improve their well-being, performance, and relationships.  Though the study of Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and  Accomplishments (PERMA), researchers have discovered hundreds of strategies to help     people achieve their goals and live more satisfying lives.

In this interactive seminar, participants will learn the theoretical underpinnings of Positive Psychology, and what it means to be an effective guide.  In addition, this seminar will      provide a toolbox of research-based interventions to help clients achieve successful results that career professionals can execute immediately with their clients, along with a personal well-being plan to help career professionals improve their own performance, well-being and job satisfaction.

Topics to be covered:

  • The five components of the “PERMA” well-being theory and how to apply them to the career counseling process. 
  • A strength-based approach to career counseling using the VIA Survey of Character Strengths (Take the test at viame.org prior to the seminar).
  • How to use the science of goal setting to keep clients motivated and accountable.

Facilitator: For more than 25 years, Debra Levy, M.Ed., PCC, Business and Life Coach at Coaching is Good, has lent her expert advice to businesses, professionals and people in transition so they can quickly achieve their full potential. Deb works with each client’s individual circumstances to quickly find a healthy approach to goal setting and prioritizing. Her method, based on achievable action steps, builds resilience in positive, transformative ways. 

Deb’s strategic interventions are research-based as much as they are intuitive. Along with bestselling research authors Tal Ben-Shahar and Shawn Achor, Deb was part of the original team that brought the course “Happiness” to Harvard, where its popularity climbed to 900 students per class. Students left that course, as her clients do today, with a full set of skills developed from the science of Positive Psychology to help them reach career goals and achieve personal satisfaction. 

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