In this 8 week training course, taught by Robert Biswas-Diener, you will be introduced to a new science of positive psychology.
You will learn about the research evidence supporting the notion that it is highly worthwhile to develop strengths rather than shore up weaknesses, and that happiness can be beneficial.
You will also learn how to keep current with trends in positive psychology and translate heady academic jargon into language and tools their clients can use.
Finally, participants will be instructed on how they can incorporate positive psychology responsibly in their existing practices and market their new skills for maximum effect.
Positive Psychology Coaching consists of 8 audio recordings (MP3). In addition to the audio sessions, you will receive an exclusive 104 page manual written specifically for this course. The manual, written in an easy-to-read and engaging style, will offer information supporting the live sessions as well as careful explanations of activities, opportunities for further learning, and effective coaching interventions. The manual provides specific information on asking powerful positive psychology questions, marketing a positive psychology class, and staying current with the latest information emerging from the field. You also have the option after purchasing the program to take an exam to become certified in this course. The fee is $200 for this certification. Certification is granted after successful completion of the written exam. Certification includes a certificate and a logo for to use in Comprehensive Positive Psychology Coaching!
The Coaching Institute’s
Positive Psychology Coaching is a dynamic new way to work with clients that blends the virtues of cutting edge science and the appeal of a positive strengths-based focus, with the effectiveness of coaching. Positive psychology is not naïve positivity or a promise of permanent bliss. Rather, positive psychology is the careful study of happiness, optimism, success, creativity, and other aspects of human flourishing.
You don’t need a PhD to understand it, however, and this engaging course will help you translate basic research into powerful interventions for you and your clients.
Perhaps best of all, positive psychology can be easily integrated into any existing coaching practice and used effectively by anyone.
About the instructor
Robert Biswas-Diener is a coach, researcher, university instructor, and writer. Widely known as the "Indiana Jones of positive psychology"; Robert’s research on happiness has taken him to such far flung destinations as India, Kenya, Israel, and Greenland. He is an expert in material wealth and culture, as they relate to happiness, and has presented his findings at conferences and trainings around the world. Robert is a part-time instructor at Portland State University (Oregon, USA), and is a teaching fellow at the UK-based Center for Applied Positive Psychology. He is also founder of Positive Psychology Services, LLC, a coaching and consultancy business with clients across the English speaking world. He is recently co-author of the seminal book Positive
Psychology Coaching (Wiley, 2007). Robert lives with his wife and two children in Portland, Oregon.