IPPA’s members-only Positive Psychology Leader Series will welcome presenter Dr. Jennifer Cheavens on October 16, 2019.

Join us for:

Hope Therapy and a Novel Approach to Psychopathology Interventions
with Jennifer Cheavens, Ph.D.

October 16, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

After studying hope with C.R. Snyder and Shane Lopez and observing the association between hope and depression, suicidal ideation, and anxiety, Dr. Cheavens and colleagues developed and tested Hope Therapy (Cheavens et al., 2006). Over the past two decades, this protocol has been adapted and disseminated to clinicians and researchers worldwide. Hope Therapy has been used as an intervention with many clinical and non-clinical populations include adults at risk for the development of Type-II diabetes, women with recurrent cancer, and college students struggling with goalsetting. In this webinar, Dr. Cheavens will describe how she developed Hope Therapy with her colleagues, discuss how Hope Therapy can be implemented, and review research findings. She will also describe a novel approach to testing therapies for depression in which clients are randomized to interventions matched to their personal strengths (capitalization) or personal deficits (compensation; Cheavens et al., 2012).

About the Presenter:  Jennifer S. Cheavens, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on the treatment of mood and personality disorders, both in younger and older adults. She is also interested in human strengths and flourishing, and has done several research projects examining the construct of hope and how hope is related to mood and psychological well-being, particularly in the context of treatment. Cheavens and her colleagues developed a hope treatment to determine whether strengths can be imparted in a therapy context. Dr. Cheavens won the inaugural George Vaillant Award for Contributions in Positive Clinical Psychology, awarded by the International Positive Psychology Association’s Positive Clinical Psychology Division at the Sixth World Congress on Positive Psychology in Melbourne, Australia in July.

The Positive Psychology Leader Series is a member-only program that features virtual presentations, interviews and audience Q&A with leading researchers and practitioners in the field. Members participate in live webinars and then can access more than 50 recordings of past webinars in the online member community.

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