Events and Programs

Join us on September 17 and 18, 2021

Inaugural Conference

Global Positive Health Institute

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Recharge and flourish in ways that align with your personality preferences for happiness and health. Dr. Liana Lianov, a lifestyle medicine doctor,

Workshop 28 March 2021 - 9.30 - 10.30 AM

Join us as we celebrate the launch of the Global Positive Health Institute and conduct our inaugural virtual conference. Advance the movement to integrate positive psychology into health care. Help address the crisis of emotional distress and poor mental health, and promote states of thriving that bolster mental and physical health during future traumas.

Get inspired! Explore the latest science and apply practical tips for your practice and yourself! Become part of a movement to transform the culture in health care. We will:

  • Examine the current crisis of rising stress, mental illness and substance misuse as a consequence of the pandemic and in the midst of sociopolitical stressors and other major traumas; apply positive psychology in treatment
  • Apply emerging practices in clinical positive psychology-based assessments and interventions that bolster mental health, lower substance misuse, treat lifestyle-related diseases, and buffer against poor emotional health during difficult times
  • Explore practical applications from the field of positive psychology to prevent personal burn out and improve patient relationships
  • Review key scientific studies that showcase the impact of positive psychology on health and its role in healthy lifestyles and total wellbeing
  • Describe the impact of positive psychology on health across diverse groups
  • Examine personal, clinical and community strategies that support positive health
  • Analyze the role of positivity resonance in relationships as a key physiologic benefit
  • Summarize the impact of kindness and spirituality on health and how to apply them in clinical practice
  • Engage in well-being activities, including positive movement and mind-body exercises
  • Utilize the PERMA (positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement) model and the upward spiral theory in healthy cooking and physical activity
  • Describe and apply principles of post-traumatic growth to help patients during these challenging times of the pandemic, socio-political unrest and more
  • Discounts are offered to student and international participants. Two time blocks will accommodate different time zones. Session recordings will be available after the conference. Continuing education details coming soon.

    Continuing Education Learning Objectives and Continuing Education Credits
    1. Summarize the role of positive psychology in health care practice
    2. Examine the science of the impact of positive psychology on health
    3. Apply positive psychology activities and clinical approaches to promote emotional well-being and physical health and to support healthy behaviors of patients
    4. Develop action steps to personally achieving and sustaining a comprehensive healthy lifestyle, including positive psychology activities

    In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
    Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
    The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 13.25 contact hours.
    This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.
    APA Credit Designation – Psychology
    Rush University designates this live activity for 13.25 Continuing Education credit(s) in psychology.
    Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, and speech-audiology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
    Rush University designates this live activity for 13.25 Continuing Education credit(s).

Speakers And Activity Leaders

Barbara Fredrickson

Judith T. Moskowitz

Ryan M. Niemiec

Liana Lianov

Darlene Marshall

Jane Oh

Eddie Phillips

Rani Polak

Mark Rowe

Gia Merlo

Eric Kim

Gina Duncan

Carrie Barron

Cate Collings

Gail Ironson

Sam Manger

Ingrid Edshteyn

David Fryburg

Shagufta Feroz

Prachi Garodia

Richard Tedeschi

Lisa Buksbaum

Sandy Blaine

Tamami Shirai

Erika Jackson

Maria Benzo

Chris Mackey

Elaine O'Brien

Conference Program


Two blocks are offered each conference day for global registrants.
On Day 1, Block II is a repeat except for Q and A.
On Day 2, the program offers two different blocks.
You are welcome to participate in both blocks, or choose one block and access the recording of the second block at your convenience.
All times listed in Pacific time zone, or GMT -7.