Marywood University News

Positive Psychology Program to be Held
November 09, 2017

The University’s Professional Continuing Education department will hold an Integrating Positive Psychology and the Therapeutic Use of Magic into Traditional Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Youth Program. The program will take place on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., in the Upper Main Dining Hall, in the Nazareth Student Center, on the University’s campus.

Cognitive behavioral psychology (CBT) manages or heals internalizing symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Alternatively, positive psychology interventions promote joy and meaning. Traditionally, youth being treated for internalizing symptoms, within an evidence-based proactive practice, have only received the former. The training will offer clinicians specific methods for weaving positive psychology interventions into traditional CBT. Participants will also be taught how to effectively weave magic into evaluation and treatment protocols in order to facilitate the alliance, promote competency, facilitate behavioral contracts, de-escalate kids who feel overwhelmed, and promote an assortment of clinical teaching points.

Upon completion of this trainings, the trainee will be able to: teach kids and teens how to use gratitude to lift their moods; identify and promote the deployment of their teen and child clients’ competencies; promote a way of thinking in child and teens clients that leaves them more prepared for post-traumatic growth; help children and teens to learn to use acts of kindness to promote their wellness; and deploy magic in clinical work with teens and adolescents in order to facilitate several important clinical goals.

This program is approved for six continuing education hours for social workers for N.J., N.Y., and Penn., LSW licensure renewal; six hours professional development ACT 48 hours, and NBCC clock hours for educators; and is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists for six continuing education credits.

Check or cash payments may be mailed to: Professional Continuing Education, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18509. Participants can also register by fax, at (570) 961-4798, or by phone by calling (570) 340-6061. If an agency is paying for the registration, please include an authorization letter to bill the agency.

For additional information, please contact Carolyn M. Bonacci, director of professional continuing education at the University, at contedu@marywood.edu, or call (570) 340-6061.