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CE Workshop: Crafting Well-Being in the Workplace: Positive Psychology For Psychologists
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/6/2020
When: Friday, March 6, 2020
1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: P. Alex Mabe, PhD and Michael Rollock, PhD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator
404-634-6272


Online registration is available until: 3/6/2020
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Workshop Description: 

Surveys of psychologists indicate that work-related stress and even burnout are common particularly among those that are younger and perhaps racial/sexual minorities. The traditional focus on work-related stress has often been on addressing problems in coping and mental disorder. It is proposed, however, that a focus more on wellness and optimal functioning might be both more appealing and effective in improving the quality of work life for psychologists.  This workshop presents the principles and practices associated with positive psychology with its emphasis on resilience and flourishing as appealing alternatives for psychologists in their efforts to enhance well-being in the workplace.  (Intermediate)

 

CE Credits: 3

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to apply information pertaining to the nature and extent of psychologists’ stresses and burnout in the workplace in order to identify and address their own common workplace stresses. 
  2. Participants will be able to describe and compare the commonplace pathology orientation to workplace stress and burnout versus the Positive Psychology perspective and core principles that promote flourishing in the workplace. 
  3. Participants will be able to design personal strategies for improving resilience and well-being in the workplace using positive psychology based approaches.

 

Presenter Qualifications:

P. Alex Mabe, PhD received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Currently, he is a professor, Chief of Psychology, and Director of the Psychology Internship for the Medical College of Georgia-Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Psychology Internship.

His publications include over sixty articles/chapters in the areas of clinical and pediatric psychology.  He has made numerous presentations at national and international professional meetings on topics related to behavioral medicine, recovery model of mental health care, child-pediatric psychology, and parent training. Additionally, he has served as a consultant/advisor to various state and federal agencies and provided editorial reviews for numerous professional journals. From 2002 to 2016 he was the principal investigator on a psychology workforce development project funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Graduate Psychology Education Program. For the past ten years, he has served as the Director of Project GREAT (Georgia Recovery-based Educational Approach to Treatment) helping to design and implement workshops and recovery based practice tools. In the past five years, Project GREAT has focused on clinician stress and burnout designing well-being strategies based on Positive Psychology’s PERMA model of flourishing.  Based on this well-being initiative, Project GREAT piloted a six-part Grand Rounds series on facilitating well-being in the workplace with the Department of Pediatrics.   In 2018, Project GREAT conducted a six-part Grand Rounds series on facilitating well-being in the workplace with the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior entailing a research component examining the effectiveness of this psychoeducational intervention on the well-being of faculty and resident/intern clinicians. 

 

Michael Rollock, PhD received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is currently on faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Health Behavior at Augusta University and practices as an attending psychologist at East Central Regional Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility. In addition, Dr. Rollock is the Medical College of Georgia’s first Well-being Liaison Officer, responsible for supporting a coordinated, systematic, and sustained effort to prevent and ameliorate burnout, and to promote the positive psychological well-being of faculty, residents and students throughout the Medical College of Georgia. He conducted a peer-reviewed symposium titled, “Self-care as a competency in the supervision and education of health service psychologists: It’s go time!” This was presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association in 2014.  He has conducted 17 Continuing Education workshops and presentations, and has created and facilitated an undergraduate course on the science of Positive Psychology and factors impacting clinician and student psychological well-being.  Dr. Rollock has published research on medical students’ psychological well-being and has given multiple talks in the community on the topics of positive psychology and psychological well-being. He spoke at the 2018 TEDx event in Augusta on the topic of having a sense of purpose as it relates to mental health.

Dr. Rollock was a participant in Project GREAT (Georgia Recovery-based Educational Approach to Treatment) helping to design and implement workshops and recovery-based practice tools. He co-developed and conducted a six-part Grand Rounds series on facilitating well-being in the workplace with the Department of Pediatrics in 2016, and conducted a six-part Grand Rounds series on facilitating well-being in the workplace with the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior entailing a research component examining the effectiveness of this psychoeducational intervention on the well-being of faculty and resident/intern clinicians.

 

Registration Costs (per workshop): 

Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before February 21, 2020 to receive this rate.)

  • $70: GPA Members
  • $105: Non-members
  • $20: *GPA Student Members

Registration (After February 21, 2020)

  • $80: GPA Members
  • $115: Non-members
  • $30: *GPA Student Members

Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

*If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email (admin@gapsychology.org). A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to February 28, 2020. No refunds will be given after February 28, 2020.

The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.