Cultivating Happiness


Rather than traditional approaches that focus on the pathology, pain and suffering of individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders, positive psychology is a psychological approach that focuses on mental wellness, strengths, wellbeing and optimal functioning. But happiness is not just the absence of mental and physical illness. To discuss positive psychology in addiction treatment and how to cultivate happiness is guest Dr. Amy Krentzman, who’s a social worker, an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work and at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota, and an Adjunct Research Investigator at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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