Thursday, November 10, 2011

Free Lecture on the Importance of Positive Emotions

Positive Psychology and Art Therapy: The Importance of Positive Emotions Free Lecture @ George Washington University, Alexandria, VA

Positive Psychology and Art Therapy: The Importance of Positive Emotions
Free Lecture at George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program
Gioia Chilton, MA, ATR-BC
Rebecca Wilkinson, MA-ATR-BC
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
11:00 Am – 12:15 Pm
(1.25 CEC’s available, free for PATA members, $10 administrative fee for non-members*)
This workshop with include a brief overview of the field of Positive Psychology, the science of happiness. We will focus most in depth on the contributions of Barbara Fredrickson in her work on Positive Emotions and their ability to broaden perception and build resilience. The evolutionary function of negative and positive emotions will be explored. We will examine art therapy’s role in promoting positive emotions. Art Therapy interventions for increasing positive emotions will be explored.
Objective 1) Attendees will be able to list two characteristics of Positive Psychology.
Objective 2) Attendees will be able to describe Barbara Fredrickson’s broaden and build theory of positive emotions.
Objective 3) Attendees will be able to list three ways that art therapy promotes positive emotions in our clients.
Held at the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program, 413 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. To register call 202 352 5225. Facilities are handicap accessible.
Creative Wellbeing Workshops is co-sponsor of this event with the Potomac Art Therapy Association (NBCC provider #6500) and the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program. The Potomac Art Therapy Association may award NBCC approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. Creative Wellbeing Workshops and the Potomac Art Therapy Association and the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program maintain responsibility for the content of this event.

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