M-05: Self-Care for School Psychologists: Using Methods from Positive Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation, Relaxation Training and Psychoneuroimmunology
9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m

This experiential workshop will teach exciting new skills from positive psychology, relaxation training, mindfulness meditation, and psychoneuroimmunology that allow school psychologists to improve their own self-care and resilience, and prevent burnout. In addition, these same skills generate the internal conditions for psychologists to create positive therapeutic relationships, promote a strong therapeutic alliance with children and families, and contribute to naturally evolving attributes such as empathy, genuiness, and unconditional positive regard, essential skills found in favorable therapeutic outcomes. Specific methods will be practiced.

Carl Totton, professor, Phillips Graduate University

Strand: F, Topic: 7, Skill Level: II