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Introduction to Positive Psychology

Total CME Credit Hours: 1 Category I (Formal)

Education Types:
Category I (Formal) |  Clinical
Clinical |  Other |  Patient Communication
Alan R. Graham, PhD, PCC, MCAC
1 Hour


The field of Positive Psychology focuses on the study of what is “right” with people versus what is “wrong” and is instrumental in examining the constructive experiences of how people thrive.

The five "pillars" of Positive Psychology are:

  • Positive emotions (the pleasant life), and one’s contentment with the past, happiness in the present, & hope for the future; 
  • Positive character (the engaged life) like the character strengths of optimism, gratitude, curiosity, integrity, altruism & spirituality;
  • Positive institutions (the meaningful life), and why certain groups, families, organizations & communities thrive;
  • Positive relationships (other people matter) with those we live, work, & socialize with.
  • Positive accomplishments – the pursuit of success, winning, achievement and mastery for their own sake.

By utilizing a positive psychological mindset, we can build our resilience in flourish in today’s world.

In this interactive webinar, participants will learn the basic principles of ‘Positive Psychology’ and put those strengths-based principles into practice through discussion and exercises. 

This course was originally presented by Dr. Alan Graham on June 7, 2022, and sponsored by Advocate Luthern General Hospital and ACP Consultants 




Alan R. Graham, PhD, PCC, MCAC's Profile

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ACP Consultants, Ltd

As a highly regarded psychologist, coach, consultant, educator, author and presenter, Dr. Alan Graham has over three decades of experience helping leaders and their organizations navigate challenges and gain the perspective and tools they need to manage strategic and unique business issues.  His clients include many large and small organizations such as Deloitte Consulting, W. Wrigley & Co., Leo Burnett, Abbott Labs, PNC, Zebra Technologies, Exelon, Owens-Illinois, Vanguard and LaSalle Network. Since 1986, Alan has led ACP Consultants, a group psychology practice in Park Ridge, Illinois and is on the Doctoral Professional Staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.


Alan trains coaches in assessment and coaching through MentorCoach. For 15 years, He served as the chair of the steering committee for the American Psychological Association’s Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN), an organization that coordinated the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. Alan is also a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. He authored a book, Lemonade, The Leader’s Guide to Resilience at Work (2012) and created the Resilience at Work Assessment (RAW-A), an assessment that has been taken by over 2000 leaders worldwide. An internationally recognized expert in ADHD, Alan has coached many leaders to become more productive and efficient. He is the editor of the book, The Guide to ADHD Coaching (2018).



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