Imagine that you are a human services  professional working with a client

Seligman’s Theory

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repare: Prior to completing this discussion question, watch the TED video titled “Martin Seligman: The New Era of Positive Psychology (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” and read this excerpt (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from Dr. Seligman’s book titled Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being from his website, Authentic Happiness (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. In addition, read the National Organization for Human Services’ Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Reflect: Building upon a client’s unique strengths  and resources is a common approach in the fields of social work and  human services. In this first discussion forum for the week, you will  reflect upon a particular concept-positive psychology-and consider its  application to a particular problem area with a client. Consider the  essential aims of the Positive Psychology movement and Dr. Seligman’s  evolving perspectives on happiness and well-being.

Write: Imagine that you are a human services  professional working with a client facing a challenge or situation..  Choose the challenge or situation that this client might face and  summarize the  presenting challenge(s) and needs. Conidering the  challenge or situation faced by your client, explain how you would  utilize the Positive Psychology approach. Analyze cultural competence  elements, as identified in the National Organization for Human Services’  Ethical Standards for Human Services Professionals, that direct  practice professionals should integrate in the successful delivery of  this technique (e.g., awareness of one’s own cultural background,  recognition of multiculturalism, respecting cultural diversity, etc.).

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