Western Psychological Association

The Science of Happiness: Groundbreaking online course from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center offers psychologists 6 or 16 CEs – launches Sept. 9

Discover the research-tested keys to happiness—and learn how to apply them to your personal and professional life—by taking a groundbreaking online course on The Science of Happiness from UC Berkeley’s award-winning Greater Good Science Center, launching September 9, 2014.

Led by GGSC science director Emiliana Simon Thomas, Ph.D., and founder Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., the eight-week online course is approved for 16 CE hours ($199) for psychologists, social workers, MFTs, nurses, occupational therapists, and drug and alcohol counselors. A shorter, three-week introductory version is approved for 6 CE hours ($99).

Studies suggest that up to 40 percent of happiness depends on our habits and activities. In this course, you will learn about the activities science has identified as most important to happiness, exploring the research behind them, particularly the science of mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude.

Each week will introduce you to a practical, science-based strategy for nurturing happiness in yourselves and in the lives of your clients and patients.

Video lectures are supplemented by readings, self-tests, online discussions, and real-world exercises. Includes guest presentations by some of the world’s leading authorities on positive psychology, including Rick Hanson, Barbara Fredrickson, Sonja Lyubormirsky, and more.

Students will be able to take this course at any time at their own pace starting Sept. 9, 2014.  Full details and registration at greatergood.berkeley.edu/happinessCEs