As challenges to well-being increase, practitioners are called to move beyond interventions to improve functioning to those that help clients flourish. Doing so will help clients to exercise greater resilience and do “better than zero.” This session offers strategies to develop gratitude, meaning, and character strengths that foster greater overall well-being.
Bob Bertolino is a professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he's taught since 2001. He has taught in a variety of courses, primarily graduate, in counseling, health professions, and psychology. Bob is also the Sr. Clinical Advisor at Youth In Need (YIN), Inc., a community-based non-profit organization in eastern Missouri that serves children, youth, and families. He has also worked with YIN for 26 years and is part of the Executive Management Team. In his role he oversees clinical outcomes and provide training, consultation and clinical supervision. He's also a Sr. Associate for the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE). He was part of a team, led by Dr. Scott D Miller, who helped to gain approval for Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) as an evidence-based practice (EBP) through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). FIT is listed as an EBP on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
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