Positive Psychology Certification

The Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) is our premiere program and one of the world’s leaders in the field of Positive Psychology training.

We are the first program of its kind to focus equally rigorously on theory as we do practical application.  We give our graduates the skills and materials to put their training to use right away and create sustainable work for themselves in the world.

Located in 12 cities across the U.S. and Canada, as well as Online Internationally, our Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) Program is the fastest growing programs of its kind, with a strong, active and supportive community of graduates.

The Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) Program is ideal for educators, business innovators and social entrepreneurs, coaches, managers, consultants, HR professionals, executives, leaders, facilitators, yoga teachers, nutritionists, body workers, doctors, psychologists and other mental health/wellness practitioners, teachers and educators, curriculum designers and more.

This 240-hour, 6-month training program (or 9-months for the online version) is designed around the model of Flourishing developed by Dr. Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, and enhanced with an added emphasis on physical well-being. It consists of six modules focusing on increasing Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality (PERMA-V™). Graduates integrate and enhance their personal and professional lives through their structured training in flourishing and measurably build their well-being.

 

In this training you will

  • Become well versed in the theory, science and application of positive psychology.
  • Learn to use this knowledge to help individuals, organizations and communities build the six pathways of flourishing: enhanced positive emotions, experiences of engagement, meaning, authentic positive relationships, accomplishment and vitality.
  • Understand how positive psychology practitioners use validated measures of well-being and tested interventions to inform their work.
  • Discover how to use this knowledge in flourishing to create and test new interventions.
  • Join a community of dedicated change agents to collaborate with and learn from.
  • Earn a certificate as a positive psychology practitioner.

Content

Each of the program’s modules is designed to focus on 1 aspect of the model of flourishing to provide participants with the depth of knowledge, theory and research-based tools to demonstrate and share PP with others.

Module 1: Positivity

In this module we focus on the role positivity plays as a pathway to flourishing. We discuss the benefits of frequent positive affect (emotions) and how they can improve your success relationships, well-being and more.

Topics covered:

  • The Science of Gratitude
  • Mindset for Success and Happiness
  • Positive Neuroscience & Evolutionary Theory
  • Resilience and Optimistic Thinking

Module 2: Engagement

In this module we focus on the role engagement plays as a pathway to flourishing and understanding the ideal conditions that support engagement.

Topics covered:

  • Self-Regulation
  • Mindfulness
  • Savoring
  • Strengths
  • Flow and Peak Performance
  • Choice and Decision Making

Module 3: Relationships

In this module we focus on the role positivity plays in the development of flourishing relationships, as well as the science of how healthier relationships are formed.

Topics covered:

  • Foundation of Flourishing Relationships
  • Social Networks and Contagion
  • Altruism, Kindness & Volunteering
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Social-Emotional (SoMO) Leadership
  • Transforming Negative Relationships
  • The Love Lab

Module 4: Meaning

In this module we will study the history of inquiry on meaning, the four components of meaning, how to measure meaning within individuals, and much more.

Topics covered:

  • Purpose and Passion
  • The Neurobiology of Spirituality
  • Awe, Elevation And Transcendence

Module 5: Achievement

In this module we will explore the relationship between achievement and flourishing, the role of money and basic needs in developing happiness and life-satisfaction, and the shadow side of achievement and social comparison.

Topics covered:

  • Hope Theory
  • Change Theory
  • Goal Setting Theory
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Motivation
  • Visualization
  • Grit, Habit and Rituals

Module 6: Vitality

In this final module we will define just what vitality is and why it’s sometimes left out of the flourishing conversation. We’ll discuss how to define health as more than the absence of illness, how to see self-care as healthcare, plus a polarity model for health and wellness.

Topics covered:

  • Psycho-somatic & Somato-psyhcic
  • Stress vs. Calm
  • Sleep
  • Bodily Alignment
  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition

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Program

 

The CAPP program includes over 240 hours of training that includes:

  • Monthly On Site weekend classes in person
  • Weekly live Distance Learning classes from the comfort of your home/office
  • 1 instructor as your primary teacher & mentor
  • Monthly webinar with a guest researcher
  • Monthly webinar interview with a practitioner
  • Monthly bonus lecture with a guest teacher
  • Training in our exclusive PERMA-V model
  • A training course on how to create your own workshops & courses.
  • Training in basic coaching skills
  • Creation of your final project
  • Uplifting & supportive learning environment
  • Online Learning portal featuring:
    • Lecture Videos
    • Audio Programs
    • Reading Materials
    • Brief Quizzes & more
    • Recordings of all materials & classes if you’re absent

Materials & Resources

A wealth of materials that you won’t find anywhere else:

  • Printed Manual: 517 pages
  • PP Glossary: 36 pages
  • References: 16 pages (with over 450 APA formatted citations)
  • Personal login to our online learning portal featuring:
  • 20+ hours of lecture videos
  • 2,900+ Power Point slides
  • Over 24 hours of mp3 files of CAPPirmations™
  • 100+ interventions (exercises)
  • Dozens of scales & measurement tools
  • 1 year printed subscription to Live Happy Magazine
  • Optional reading, books & articles
  • Themed props
  • Printed certificate
  • Free membership to our Online Community Platform for networking & access to bonus content
  • Opportunity to participate in Advanced Programs only offered to CAPP Students & Graduates:
    • Coaching Skills Training (CST) Certification
    • Flourishing Skills Group® (FSG®) Certification
    • Bounce Back Better® (B³) Certification

Investment

Investment in the CAPP program is $6,495*
*Early bird discounts and payment plans available

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Your investment includes all materials listed above.

Register with a friend, colleague or family member and you each receive $300 off, contact us for details. (Can’t be combined with another offer).

Join us and discover the science of personal flourishing today!

Accreditation & Partners

The Flourishing Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Flourishing Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The CAPP Program offers 36 CCEs through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

The Toronto, Saskatoon and Vancouver programs are offered in partnership with The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA).

In partnership with Saybrook University, Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology Graduates can earn 6 graduate level credits to apply towards a matriculating degree at Saybrook.

 

 

Scholarship Opportunities

We do our best to keep our program affordable given the tremendous value jam packed into this learning journey.  However, we understand people’s individual needs and do our best to make CAPP accessible to those who are serving their community and are passionate change agents.

Every semester we offer one 50% scholarship, per location for a total of 14 half scholarships that are awarded.  The award is given based on financial need and community outreach.  The award decision is made by our committee of CAPP Graduates.

Applications for the 2018 Cohorts are open. Award recipients will be notified.

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