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Positive Psychology #2: Thriving

Event number: 17241
4 CPD hours
Study Group Network
Presenter(s): Dr Jo Mitchell MAPS

EVENT RESCHEDULED: Now Thursday, 23 March 2017

Positive psychology is the science of individual and community thriving. It has many applications across the fields of psychology from clinical practice to education, community and organisations. If you have completed the Positive Psychology #1 workshop or have a good basic understanding of the field, then this workshop is for you.  Want to extend your knowledge and explore more material around this topic?

This workshop will look at research findings from the field of positive psychology, and demonstrate ways to integrate this research and practice into your own life and professional practice.

The workshop is a mix of theory, research and applied skills delivered in an interactive and engaging format. We will cover topics such as:

  • The wellbeing impact of mindfulness
  • Meaning and purpose in life
  • Hope, mindset and accomplishment
  • How to integrate positive psychology with other psychological approaches?

This program is suitable for health professionals with an interest in wellbeing science (e.g., positive psychology, ACT, mindfulness and acceptance based approaches). This workshop is a follow up to Positive Psychology #1: Wellbeing Basics, however if you already have some prior knowledge or experience with of positive psychology you are also welcome to attend.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will have gained:

  • Extended knowledge of current positive psychology theory and research
  • The ability to apply theory and research to your personal and professional life
  • Understand of how positive psychology principals can be integrated with more traditional psychological frameworks.



About the presenter(s)

Jo Mitchell is a clinical psychologist with a PhD in wellbeing science. She is the Co-founder of The Mind Room, a health, wellbeing and performance psychology practice in Melbourne. She consults to a range of organizations, including the AFL Players Association, on mental health and wellbeing of individuals and groups. Jo is on the Board of Action for Happiness Australia, a community based not-for-profit. Jo’s work is informed by ACT, mindfulness and positive psychology. She has a passion for finding creative and engaging ways to share wellbeing science.


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Online registration


Psychology Melbourne
2/50 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 23/3/2017
End date: 23/3/2017
Time: 1pm - 5pm


APS Member: $110.00
APS Student: $110.00
Non Member: $220.00


APS - Melbourne Branch
The Study Group Network (SGN) is an initiative of the APS Melbourne Branch designed to improve psychologists’ clinical and research skills and to keep them current with new developments.
Contact Karen Holst
03 8662 3300