Positive Psychology and Tic Disorders
Recorded July 28, 2017
Marta Topor is a student at the University of Surrey in the UK, and her passion is addressing Tourette’s and other tic disorders. In her presentation, Marta outlines her work with tic disorders, and the important role anxiety plays in them. She then proposes how positive psychology, including mindfulness interventions and Martin Seligman’s theory of learned optimism, can play a role in promoting flourishing and growth among those afflicted with these disorders. Finally, Marta responded to some questions regarding her presentation and where she would like to see positive psychology integrated into the treatment of tic disorders in the future.
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