MentorCoach is proud to announce the following recorded master class:

The Complete Guide to Positive Psychology Practice By Recording
Taught by Michael ("Mike") B. Frisch, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology at Baylor University
Research Fellow of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies

To take the class by recording, click here.

   Click here for Ten Questions for Mike Frisch, Ph.D.
on his Complete Guide to Positive Psychology

Ben Dean's Live Interview with Mike Frisch

Listen to Ben's live teleconference interview with Mike Frisch. This included participants from throughout the world. To stream it online, use the Online Link here. For a Download Link, click here.

You may want to begin 45 seconds into the interview (slide the vertical bar from left to right. You can see the time elapsed on the right of the horizontal bar) You can also skim through any parts of the entire interview (by, again, sliding the vertical bar from left to right).

Who Should Attend?

This course is relevant for anyone interested in applying positive psychology to their own lives and to the lives of their clients. It is an award-winning, systematic, evidence-based, research-validated approach that is both simple and powerful. It is for coaches, therapists, consultants, teachers and all others who work to improve the quality of peoples' lives.

What You Will Learn In Mike's Class:

You will learn an approach to positive psychology that Ed Diener, the world authority on happiness, says is "state-of-the-art, evidence-based, empirically validated, and an outstanding guide for all professionals interested in learning about the practice of positive psychology".

You will learn an approach to greater happiness, meaning, and joy that is validated in two NIH-grant funded randomized controlled coaching trials conducted by James R. Rodrigue and his colleagues at Beth Israel and Harvard Medical Centers in Boston.

You will learn how to refine your coaching and organizational change skills. For example, listen to Paul Lloyd:

"Quality of Life Therapy and Coaching is on the cutting edge for both the audience of current practitioners and academia. It is a compendium of quality and thoroughness. Dr. Frisch is a leader in developing training techniques, including a wide variety of experiential exercises, questionnaires, and models."

--Dr. Paul Lloyd, Executive Coach and Past-President of the American Psychological Association's Society of Consulting Psychology.

You will learn an approach to positive psychology practice that is "one-stop shopping" with everything you need in one book and with one approach.

You will learn an approach to positive psychology practice that teaches you how to practice in a simple step-by-step fashion. You'll learn everything from planning interventions to documenting your success scientifically using the evidence-based Quality of Life Inventory or QOLI®.

You will learn an approach to positive psychology practice rooted in virtue ethics that teaches an Eight-Step Model for Ethical Decision-Making.

You will learn the "Sweet 16" Recipe for Joy and Success, along with validated interventions for each of the following domains:
1. Basic Needs or Wealths: Health, Money, Goals-and-Values, Self-Esteem
2. Relationships: Love, Friends, Relatives, and Children
3. Activities: Occupations-Avocations: Play, Work and Retirement Pursuits, Helping, Learning, Creativity, and Spiritual Life.
4. Surroundings: Home, Neighborhood, Community

You will learn the versatile, "Five Paths to Happiness model", providing interventions for any problem or area of life.

You will learn a major approach to positive psychology that has been taught at the University of Pennsylvania in Martin Seligman's Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Program.

And you will learn an approach to coaching that addresses all three types of happiness recently identified by Daniel Kahneman and Ed Diener in their analysis of Gallup World Poll data.

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TEXTBOOK

Quality of Life TherapyThe textbook for the class is Mike's award-winning Quality of Life Therapy: Applying a Life Satisfaction Approach to Positive Psychology and Cognitive Therapy. To order the book, click here.

It's an outstanding book and essential for learning this approach. It comes as a large trade paperback which includes a CD. The Kindle version does not have the CD.

 

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CLASS SYLLABUS

Class 1
The simple, four step model of QOLTC
Theory, rationale and ethical practice
Five Paths to Happiness, an intervention for any problem or area of life
Organizational versus individual coaching and clinical applications
Happiness habits for a lifetime
Q&A Case Conference with cases from class members

Class 2
Basics of Positive Psychology testing and assessment
How to use The Quality of Life Inventory to plan interventions, chart progress, uncover
problems, and document positive outcomes.
The three pillars of inner abundance, finding meaning and "quality time"
Vision Quest and other goal-setting interventions
Q&A Case Conference with cases from class members

Class 3
"Sweet 16" interventions for areas of Basic Needs and "Wealths":
• Health
• Money
• Goals-and-Values
• Self-esteem
Q&A Case Conference with cases from class members

Class 4
"Sweet 16" interventions for Relationships
• Love
• Friends and Co-workers
• Relatives
• Children

Class 5
"Sweet 16" interventions for Occupations-Avocations
• Play
• Work and Retirement pursuits
• Helping
• Learning
• Creativity
• Spiritual life
Q&A Case Conference with cases from class members

Class 6
"Sweet 16" interventions for Surroundings
• Home
• Neighborhood
• Community
Q&A Case Conference with cases from class members

Class 7
Building Happiness reserves
Dealing with setbacks through resilience skills
Q&A Case Conference with cases from class members

Class 8
Dealing with Difficult Clients and Organizations
Q&A Case Conference with cases from class members

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ABOUT MICHAEL FRISCH, Ph.D.

Mike Frisch, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University. He is the author of the award winning Quality of Life Therapy, Quality of Life Inventory Handbook for Laypersons, Clients, and Coaches, and co-author of Creating Your Best Life.

He is unusual in that he is both an in-the-trenches coach and clinician as well as a recognized researcher. For Mike's website, click here. For example, Dr. Robert J. Furey, writing in the book review journal of the American Psychological Association, calls Mike "a disciplined researcher, a passionate clinician, and a fervent educator."

Quality of Life TherapyFor twenty years, Mike has been a professor, researcher, therapist, and positive psychology coach in Baylor University's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. He is the past Director of Clinical Training in Baylor's doctoral program in clinical psychology. He has been an invited speaker in China, Korea, Europe, Latin America, and was a regular speaker at the Gallup International Positive Psychology Summits. Mike is the youngest person ever selected to serve on the national Board of Governors of the American Red Cross where he continues to serve on the Council of Former Govenors. Mike founded the Oral History and Education Project to preserve the legacies of pre-eminent well-being researchers--see www.isqols.org.

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