EP09 Dialogue 13 – Positive Psychology and Evidence-Based Practice of Psychology – David Barlow, PhD and Martin Seligman, PhD
Educational Objective: Given a topic, to describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
EP09 Invited Address 07 – Advances in Positive Psychology – Martin Seligman, PhD
This address will present belief in one’s causative power as the foundation of human motivation, aspiration, accomplishments, and well-being. Whatever other factors serve as guides and motivators, they are rooted in the core belief that one has the power to make changes in one’s functioning and life conditions.
EP09 Workshop 14 – The Clinical Wisdom of Modern Neuroscience and Buddhist Psychology – Jack Kornfield, PhD and Daniel Siegel, MD
There is a vast wisdom describing the capacity for self-transformation and healing central to Buddhist psychology, now a focus of current neuroscience research as well. We will delineate the principles and clinical/therapeutic applications of mindfulness, compassion and forgiveness trainings, attunement, mental health and well being, as well as the profound shift of identity that has parallels in eastern psychology and recent neuroscience research. We will explore the wedding of a spiritual psychology of the heart in tune with clinically sound modern science.
EP09 Workshop 35 – Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions – Martin Seligman, PhD
Happiness can be usefully dissolved into the Pleasant Life (Positive Emotions), the Engaged Life, and the Meaningful Life.The mission of Positive Psychology is to understand and build these three lives. Dr. Seligman will describe interventions that raise happiness, so defined, and will detail their effects on depression.
EP13 Invited Address 11 – Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments: An Update and A Way Forward – David Barlow, PhD
For more than sixty years in clinical psychology we have attempted to integrate science into practice for the benefit of the public. After a brief review of the progress we have made and the reasons for the emergence of evidence-based practice, we will consider current barriers to dissemination and implementation. These include the relative (in) efficacy of current psychological interventions, issues of comorbidity and heterogeneity of psychopathology, the ambiguity concerning mechanisms of action in treatments, a continuing emphasis on nomothetic rather than idiographic methodology, and emerging issues of implementation in clinical settings.
EP13 Keynote 06 - Positive Psychology: New Developments - Martin Seligman, PHD
Positive Psychology measures and attempts to build PERMA: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment. I present recent findings from individuals, the clinic, organizations, and nations, as well as evidence-based techniques for building PERMA.
EP13 Point/Counter Point 01 - The Psychology of Purpose - Jean Houston, PHD
So many books and seminars have emerged over the last decade with discovering one’s “purpose” as their theme. What are the cultural and historic reasons for this, given the unique shifts and challenges of our time? How do we engender the passion for the possible in our human development while discovering what that “possible” is? Is it even possible to become an artist of destiny, capable of decoding the patterns, clues, and relationships that point you to a mystery that cannot be known directly? Ultimately when it comes down to our fascination with purpose, are we fooling ourselves or are we present at the birth of an opportunity that exceeds our imagination.