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Well-Being and Work-Life Balance: Cultural, Positive Psychology, and Practical Perspectives

  • 24 Jan 2020
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Dean Given's home at 658 Chelham Way, Montecito
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Well-Being and Work-Life Balance: Cultural, Positive Psychology, and Practical Perspectives with Michael Bolton, M.D. 

Course Outline: 

There is no empirically-valid (or magic) formula via which we can create the optimal work-life balance. Nevertheless, we will explore 2 empirically-informed perspectives by which we can gain practical insight into how to more effectively create a balance that is effective for us. We will explore the following: 

1. Explore the PERMA framework: Positive emotions, Engagement, ‘authentic” interpersonal Relationships, a life that we judge to be Meaningful and one where we use our skills to achieve a sense of Accomplishment. (30min)

2. We’ll review empirical research on quality of life and well-being from the Nordic/Scandinavian cultural perspective. (30min)

3. We will also talk about suggestions to enhance work-life balance. Learning to say no if you are too busy, Practicing self-care, Not taking work home with you, Making time for friends and family outside of work, and reducing work email and work phone access. (30min) 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

1. Summarize what work/life balance is; 

2. Describe how to achieve it; 

3. Review strategies for implementing these suggestions. 


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CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice:Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive (1.5) continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

This salon will be held at 658 Chelham Way, Montecito, CA 93108.

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