Joy Miller, PhD - Survivors, Thriving and Resiliency

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of the definition of striving, thriving, coping strategies, resiliency and happiness
  2. Participants will attain an understanding of the commonly researched characteristics of those who are termed "resilient" and how it relates to our happiness quotient.
  3. Participants will gain insights into the power play, humor, and viewing life through a "get happy" mindset.

Bryan Robinson PhD- #Chill So You Can Deal: Grass Grows through Concrete

  1. Attendees will gain an understanding of strategies to remain resilient during reactive situations and times of adversity.
  2. Participants will learn tenets of a #Chill self-care plan to help them minimize life's "curveballs" and obstacles that effect their ability to maintain a balance.
  3. Attendees will learn the 8 "C" strategies that will increase their resiliency, balance, and their ability to thrive.
  4. The participants will learn about the utilization of daily meditation, and will gain an understanding of the #C philosophy and its relationship to resiliency.
  5. Participants will investigate how these lessons can be transferred to their clinical caseload with clients.

Sonja Lyubomirsky

  1. Participants will describe one empirical research example showing how the experience of frequent positive emotions benefits relationships, work, and health.
  2. Participants will list three intentional activities that have been shown to increase happiness, and describe at least one study that supports the efficacy of each of these three activities.
  3. Participants will list three factors that moderate (or impact) the success of activities aimed at increasing happiness.
  4. Participants will describe three ways that the pursuit of happiness my backfire.

Elaine Miller-Karas - Cultivating your Resiliency: The Community Resiliency Model in Action

  1. Identify one or more ways to cultivate resiliency for self-care.
  2. Identify one or more ways to create more resilient communities
  3. Identify one or more reasons why it is not only important to be trauma informed but resiliency-informed and focused.