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Positive Psychology During COVID- 19

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • 12:00 PM
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Positive Psychology During COVID - 19

When: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM

Presenter: Terry Molony, PsyD, NCSP 

Description:  Many school psychologists have been using the strategies of Positive Psychology in their practice with students, families and school staff. During the current shelter in place restrictions, we might need a refresher course in positive psychology to help us get through these times of isolation and uncertainty. We will discuss some themes of positive psychology and reflect on how we can apply hope, gratitude, signature strengths and flow during to improve our mental health and functioning. 

Presenter:  Terry Molony is a School Psychologist in Cherry Hill, NJ, where she has spearheaded several initiatives in her school including Positive Behavior Supports and a Positive Psychology Club for fifth graders. Terry has been a leader for the National Association of School Psychologists, having previously served as the New Jersey Delegate to NASP, a member of the Executive Council, coordinator for NASP Positive Psychology Special Interest group, and is currently a member of NASP’s Communications Workgroup. In addition, Terry has written several articles for the Communiqué on various topics over the past years. She has been a Prepare trainer for 12 years and has participated in several crisis interventions in her large school district. In addition to being an adjunct faculty member in the School Psychology and an assessment supervisor in the Clinical Psychology Programs at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Terry has also presented nationally on various topics, including reading, crisis intervention/prevention, counseling techniques, positive psychology, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. Terry was honored to be selected by NJASP as the 2013 New Jersey School Psychologist of the Year and by NASP as the 2014 National School Psychologist of the Year.

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