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Positive Psychology At The Movies

Author : Ryan M Niemiec
ISBN : 9781616764432
Genre : Psychology
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For educators, practitioners, researchers, and everyone striving for personal growth and a fulfilling life! This completely revised edition of a classic in the field provides a unique way to learn about positive psychology and what is right and best about human beings. Positive Psychology at the Movies now reviews nearly 1,500 movies, includes dozens of evocative film images, and is replete with practical aids to learning. Positive psychology is one of the most important modern developments in psychology. Films brilliantly illustrate character strengths and other positive psychology concepts and inspire new ways of thinking about human potential. Positive Psychology at the Movies uses movies to introduce the latest research, practices, and concepts in this field of psychology. This book systematically discusses each of the 24 character strengths, balancing film discussion, related psychological research, and practical applications. Practical resources include a syllabus for a positive psychology course using movies, films suitable for children, adolescents, and families, and questions likely to inspire classroom and therapy discussions. Positive Psychology at the Movies was written for educators, students, practitioners, and researchers, but anyone who loves movies and wants to change his or her life will find it inspiring and relevant. Watching the movies recommended in this book will help the reader practice the skill of strengths-spotting in themselves and others and support personal growth and self-improvement. Read this book to learn more about positive psychology – and watch these films to become a better person!
Category: Psychology

Positive Psychology At The Movies

Author : Ryan M. Niemiec
ISBN : UOM:39015077121435
Genre : Performing Arts
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Movies are a powerful and enjoyable medium for learning. This book shows how to use film to learn about the concepts and the real-life benefits of positive psychology, both for self-improvement and in classes or seminars.
Category: Performing Arts

Positive Psychology At The Movies

Author : Lukas Bell
ISBN : 1090865864
Genre :
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Perfect for personal use, or for your whole office. Get yours today.Whether on your desk at home or in your bag on the go our professionally designed! Specifications: Cover Finish: Matte Dimensions: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Interior: Blank, White Paper, Unlined Pages: 110

Positive Psychology In The Elementary School Classroom

Author : Patty O'Grady
ISBN : 9780393708066
Genre : Education
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Use the neuroscience of emotional learning to transform your teaching. How can the latest breakthroughs in the neuroscience of emotional learning transform the classroom? How can teachers use the principles and practices of positive psychology to ensure optimal 21st-century learning experiences for all children? Patty O’Grady answers those questions. Positive Psychology in the Elementary School Classroom presents the basics of positive psychology to educators and provides interactive resources to enrich teachers’ proficiency when using positive psychology in the classroom. O’Grady underlines the importance of teaching the whole child: encouraging social awareness and positive relationships, fostering self-motivation, and emphasizing social and emotional learning. Through the use of positive psychology in the classroom, children can learn to be more emotionally aware of their own and others’ feelings, use their strengths to engage academically and socially, pursue meaningful lives, and accomplish their personal goals. The book begins with Martin Seligman’s positive psychology principles, and continues into an overview of affective learning, including its philosophical and psychological roots, from finding the “golden mean” of emotional regulation to finding a child’s potencies and “golden self.” O’Grady connects the core concepts of educational neuroscience to the principles of positive psychology, explaining how feelings permeate the brain, affecting children’s thoughts and actions; how insular neurons make us feel empathy and help us learn by observation; and how the frontal cortex is the hall monitor of the brain. The book is full of practical examples and interactive resources that invite every educator to create a positive psychology classroom, where children can flourish and reach their full potential.
Category: Education

The Therapist S Notebook On Positive Psychology

Author : Bill O'Hanlon
ISBN : 9781136680687
Genre : Psychology
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How can psychotherapists apply the wealth of recent research in Positive Psychology to their clinical work to help their clients change in positive directions? Bill O’Hanlon, who originated Solution-Oriented Therapy in the early 1980s, and Bob Bertolino, an experienced clinician, build the bridge between positive psychology and psychotherapy in this book that allows readers to focus on the mental, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual health of their clients. Following the highly readable and user-friendly approach of the Therapist Notebooks, this book contains 75 activities, exercises, and handouts throughout seven chapters that therapists can implement both in sessions and as activities outside the therapeutic milieu. Among the many attractive features included are: exercises that follow a standard format for ease of use and implementation research findings that underscore the importance of focusing on strengths and well-being overviews and suggestions for use that flank each exercise and contextualize them. Readers appreciate the breadth of research and literature covered, the interactive exercises that both clients and clinicians can use, and devices presented to help translate research into practice, such as the P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E. Framework and The Happiness Hypothesis. For mental health practitioners who are interested in building resilience and strength, both within their clients and within themselves, this book is indispensable.
Category: Psychology

The Cinematic Mirror For Psychology And Life Coaching

Author : Mary Banks Gregerson
ISBN : 1441911146
Genre : Psychology
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Cinema both reflects life and contours life—that is its psychological power. And for decades, clinicians and educators have recognized the value of this power, using it to respectively heal in therapy and educate in the classroom. The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching mines the illustrative value of cinema, offering therapists and life coaches access to ideas that can motivate and enlighten clients. Although many movie guides exist, this volume complements the available literature by adding positive psychology, mental health, and wellness perspectives to the clinical/educational/coaching mix. The serious intent to cull from cinema its underlying psychological value has motivated noted clinicians, life coaches, and cultural critics to offer science-based analysis and intervention strategies. Readers may add their own movie insights and professional expertise to this rich foundation. The volume covers international as well as domestic cinema in a variety of genres, providing a range of film choices relevant to clients’ lives. Beyond this, it expands on universal concepts of strengths, capabilities, and coping methods. Chapters in The Cinematic Mirror: analyze how movies can create and relieve trauma, challenge Hollywood’s portrayal of the American family, overview the use of movies to examine relationships in therapy, explore the acclaimed Up television cinema verite series as studies in personal growth and social change, reinterprets images of disability in terms of positive psychology, examines models, or the lack thereof, for the American adolescent rite of passage, traces the history of mental illness stereotypes in film. The collective wisdom found in The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching will bring professionals involved in healing, coaching, counseling, education, and mentoring not only new applications but new appreciation for the transformative power of film. That power already exists. Readers just have to "SEE" it.
Category: Psychology

Character Strengths Interventions

Author : Ryan Niemiec
ISBN : 0889374929
Genre :
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The definitive, practical handbook for counselors, psychologists, and coaches wishing to apply positive psychology and character strengths concepts in practice!SoftcoverDimensions:7 x 10 inches17.78 x 25.4 cmPrices (approx):US $52.00CAN $59.00e 41.95CHF 51.90£ 34.00Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, and CounselingClinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, andcounselors, as well as students.eBook (PDF):ISBN 978-1-61676-492-0eBook (ePUB):ISBN 978-1-61334-492-7Prices (approx):US $41.99CAN $46.99e 36.99CHF 46.00£ 33.99Working with client's (and our own) character strengths improves the outcome of counseling, coaching, and therapy. It boosts well-being, fosters resilience, improves relationships, and creates strong, sup-portive cultures in our practices, classrooms, and organizations. This unique evidence-based practitioner's guide brings together the vast experience of the author with the science and practice of positive psy-chology in such a way that both new and experienced practitioners will benefit. In the first part of the book, new practitioners will learn about the core VIA Institute concepts of character and signature strengths and how to fine-tune their approach and troubleshoot. Experienced practi-tioners will deepen their knowledge about advanced topics such as overuse, strengths collisions, morality, and integrating savoring, flow, nd mindfulness. Hands-on practitioner tips throughout the book pro-vide valuable hints on how to take a truly strengths-based approach.In the second part, 24 summary sheets on each character strength are an indispensable resource for client sessions, succinctly summariz-ing the core features of each strength. 67 step-by-step activity hand-outs can be given to clients to help them develop character strengths awareness and use, increase resilience, set and meet goals, develop positive relationships, and find meaning and engagement in their daily lives.No matter what kind of practitioner you are - therapist, counselor, coach, teacher, or manager - this book will help you put the science of character strengths into action.

Current Psychotherapies

Author : Danny Wedding
ISBN : 9781285687490
Genre : Education
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Used in top counseling, psychology, and social work programs and now in its tenth edition, CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES helps readers learn, compare, and apply the major systems of psychotherapy in a way that will be meaningful in their own practices. Each contributor is either an originator or a leading proponent of one of the systems, and presents the basic principles of the system in a clear and straightforward manner, discussing it in the context of the other systems. Theory chapters include a case example that guides readers through the problem, evaluation, treatment, and follow-up process. CASE STUDIES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, which accompanies the book, offers corresponding cases that demonstrate the basic techniques and methods of the theory being illustrated. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

The Strengths Based Workbook For Stress Relief

Author : Ryan M. Niemiec
ISBN : 9781684032822
Genre : Self-Help
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Find calm in the midst of everyday chaos. This strengths-based workbook offers a unique step-by-step approach grounded in positive psychology to help you reduce chronic stress in a busy, frazzled world. Chronic stress is a serious problem for many people, and can lead to a host of health and mental health problems, such as heart disease, anxiety, and depression. If you’re one of millions who are feeling overworked, overstressed, and overloaded (and chances are, you are!) this much-needed workbook offers a refreshing new approach to help you find peace of mind and start living the life you truly want to live. In this evidence-based guide, a psychologist offers an innovative strengths-based stress reduction plan grounded in positive psychology. You’ll find tips and strategies for identifying your key character strengths—such as perseverance, social intelligence, bravery, self-control, and more—and discover how these strengths can help you cultivate greater happiness, better relationships with others, and improve your overall health. Character strengths are a unique catalyst for both happiness and stress management. The skills and practices offered in this workbook can be learned by anyone, because the capacity for these strengths exist in everyone—including you!
Category: Self-Help