Positive Psychology and Clinical Resilience, Wellness, and Happiness:
Using positive psychology in the prevention and management of mental health disorders

1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
CEUs: $50.00
No CEUs: $25.00
3.0 CEUs available for:

  • LSW/LISW/SWA (CSWMFT #: RSX069601)

  • LPC/LPCC (CSWMFT #: RCX031303)

  • Nurses ​(via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board)

  • LNHA (BELTSS #: 40672-SS-23)



In the past, researchers used to think that the best way to improve human functioning was to understand and prevent disease. In recent years, however, we have recognized that much can be gained by examining and understanding the ingredients for wellness. Positive psychology refers to the study of happiness, as opposed to the study of unhappiness, and recent research shows that positive psychology as a modality can be as effective as CBT in the treatment of depression. In this workshop, we’ll explore the research and identify tools to help clients flourish and build resilience in their lives.


  • Understand the key findings in positive psychology research and impact on mental heatlh
  • Identify the empirical benefits of positive emotion
  • Recognize factors in building personal resilience
  • Understand the role of social connectedness in physical and mental health
  • Identify clinical and practical applications of positive psychology tenets

About the Speaker: Stacy Simera MSSA, LISW-S

Stacy Simera MSSA, LISW-S is an independently licensed social worker with supervision designation.  She provides psychotherapy at a private practice, facilitates psycho-educational programming at a multiple sclerosis clinic, conducts workshops across the state for child welfare workers and foster parents, and writes home studies for Heisel and Associates.  Stacy also volunteers for the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership and serves as Ohio’s health policy director for the non-profit Start School Later.


Class sizes are limited, so register early.  Classes with low registrations may be canceled.  If the class is canceled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.

Classes start and end on time.  To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time and find a seat.  CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training.  Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level.  We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.

For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.