The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics mandates counselor self-care throughout all levels of professional functioning. Counselors must role model and instill self-care across myriad clinical settings and varied client circumstances. Utilization of positive psychology enhances counselor education programs through encouragement of self-care and self-actualization. The presenters highlight the benefits of positive psychology for counselor educators, counselors in training, and clients.
The presenters will examine the benefits of incorporating Positive Psychology into all counselor education programs. This poster presentation will highlight, and the presenters will discuss, implications for professional development, self-care and practice. Several expert opinions will state why Positive Psychology would definitively impact counselor education programs. Further, the presentation will discuss implementation pros and cons for curricula and professional integration. Provide a thorough examination of the myriad benefits of incorporating Positive Psychology into counselor education programs.
Discuss the ACA ethical mandate for self-care and provide a direct link to incorporation of Positive Psychology into counselor education programs and clinical practice.
Facilitate learning and discussion regarding the benefits of Positive Psychology on professional development, clinical service delivery, and client outcomes.
Associate Professor, Field Placement Coordinator,
Nova Southeastern University