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PRO Course 1202: Positive Psychology: The Benefit of Well-Being [2 Credits]

This online text-based course introduces the learner to the concept of well-being from a positive psychology perspective. Based on a peer-reviewed article, this course will provide an overview of well-being and its impact on health, social relationships, work, and resilience. The research supporting the link between well-being and crucial life domains will be reviewed and implications, gaps in the research, and practical applications are discussed.

Course Objectives (Learning Outcomes): By successfully completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Provide an overview of well-being from a positive psychology perspective
  2. Identify and discuss the links between well-being and crucial life domains like health, social relationships, work, and resilience
  3. Identify implications and interventions related to well-being and prevention work

Last Revision: September, 2021

Audience and Course Level: This course is appropriate for PsychologistsMental Health CounselorsSocial Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists who incorporate positive psychology and well-being into their professional practice.  The course level is considered introductory since it introduces the learner to well-being and its links with crucial life domains.

Course Utility and Potential Risks/Conflicts: The utility of this course lies in helping practitioners better utilize well-being research and interventions.  The course does not include clinical training or certification.  This course is not sponsored by any commercial organizations and no potential conflicts of interest are noted.

Credits: 2.0

Course Instructors: This course was developed by Christopher L. Heffner, PhD, PsyD. LP.

APA Approved Sponsor

Custom Continuing Education, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Custom Continuing Education, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Posted 4 months ago
The Overall Spectrum

This course did an excellent job of presenting the global perspective for a holistic approach to assisting those in need.

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Posted 7 months ago
Good overview of well being

This was a good general article on well being and resilience. The course included some interesting facts about well being and its relationship with depression and anxiety, which made it applicable to clients as well. Only weakness is that it could have been more detailed. There was a lot of general information but you get the references too so you can look up more if you want.

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Posted 7 months ago
Pos Psych Interventions

Interesting article on well-being.

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