About the Presenter
Sushama Kirtikar, MA, LMHC, CMC, ACC
Sushama coaches individuals seeking to flourish in their personal and professional lives optimizing satisfaction in life areas of their choice. She offers individual as well as group coaching and presents workshops and webinars to teams and organizations. She writes a bi-monthly newsletter that has a wide reach. Her coaching is informed by the science of Positive Psychology. She draws robustly from her experience as a Mental Health Counselor for the past 32 years.
She is currently contracted as a Premier Fellow with Better Up, a Professional Coach Community. She has been a volunteer coach for How Women Lead, CA, a virtual training program for global change makers. She is on the Advisory Council for Command Purpose Foundation, DC, supporting veteran women transition into civilian life. She has conducted a series of interviews with women in leadership positions. She has held webinars for cancer patients, care givers and survivors.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing. It is also called the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
The VIA Institute of Character states, "“Why VIA (Values in Action)? Many personality tests assess psychopathology or neutral characteristics. This is one of the few that assesses what is positive in people.
"Traditionally, most of the focus has been on working with clients to move from ‘surviving to striving’. Positive Psychology shifts the focus on working with clients to move to the higher level of ‘thriving’.
Learning Objectives1. To identify 24 character strengths to 'lead a good life' and the 6 virtues they are classified under.
2. To apply the 4 step program of a strengths practice journey.
3. To recognize over use, under use and optimal use of signature strengths.
4. To use the scaffolding technique, towing principle and tempering principle.
CE BROKER TRACKING #: 20-1004222
CE-Broker Provider #: 50-13528
Approval Period: 11/30/2011 - 03/31/2025
$10 Member & $25 Nonmember
This event is offered by SMHCA - Approved Continuing Education Provider. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW and Registered Interns.
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