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PSY76053U - Clinical Elective Practice Seminars: Positive Psychology

(3 units)
This elective course is designed to help students learn about the science of happiness and what it means to have a “good life.” Topics covered will include an overview of the research on happiness, including the definition and types of happiness; history; links to health, success, and other outcomes; predictors, barriers, and models of well-being; measurement; and, happiness interventions such as gratitude, strengths, and savoring. Students will have opportunities to practice these interventions and learn how to integrate them into clinical work. The importance of health behaviors, such as diet, exercise, and meditation will also be incorporated. Happiness in various cultures and countries will also be examined.