Basics of Positive Psychology
Build a foundation in positive psychology in less than 1 hour! In this Short Course, Dr. Margarita Tarragona introduces you to the basics of positive psychology, including two key frameworks that health coaches use with their clients: PERMA and Character Strengths.
Upon completion of this Short Course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the fundamentals of positive psychology, how this approach evolved, and what distinguishes it from other psychological schools of thought
- Define and apply the 5 PERMA Pillars of Well-Being
- Apply the study of character strengths in a personal or professional context
DR. MARGARITA TARRAGONA is a psychologist who specializes in personal and relational transformation. As a clinician, coach and organizational consultant, she incorporates findings on flourishing from positive psychology with collaborative and narrative ways of working with clients to generate dialogue and expand their life stories. Dr. Tarragona has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Chicago and specialized in family therapy at the Family Institute of Northwestern University and the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She co-founded and teaches at Grupo Campos Elíseos, a training institute in Mexico City. She was the director of the Instituto de Ciencias de la Felicidad Tecmilenio, where she created a positive psychology class taken by thousands of college students. She serves on the board of directors of IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association), is a global representative for IPEN (International Positive Education Network), and a member of the Taos Institute and the American Family Therapy Academy. She publishes regularly in academic publications and popular media and authored Positive Identities:Positive Psychology and Narrative Practices.