This newsletter of the Section on Positive Psychology of the American Psychological Association's Division 17- Society of Counseling Psychology. Summer, 2009. This newsletter covers information about how Positive Psychology is being used on Baylor University's campus, and includes articles about Positive Psychology's influence at the University of Kansas and in the American Psychological Association. Articles in this newsletter address the mental health needs of college students, and how university counseling centers are applying positive psychology theory and practice to assist their student body. Contributions from Drs. Jeana Magyar-Moe, Roderick D. Hetzel, Susan Matlock-Hetzel, and Danny Singley. Special Interest, Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson's article "Adlerian Psychology is Positive Psychology- and much more" describing Adlerian psychology's influence on positive psychology. This resource was provided by Dr. Eva Dreikurs Ferguson, and uploaded here by permission of the section on Positive Psychology of Division 17 of the APA. A full citation of this resource is as follows: Positive Psychology section, American Psychological Association. (2009, Summer). Naming & Nurturing. Positive Psychology newsletter, 1-17. Originally published in the APA Division 17 Newsletter Positive Psychology in 2009.
This was a video discussion about Adlerian Principles with Eva Dreikurs Ferguson. She discusses how a person’s community greatly impacts the individual. If the community is autocratic and unsupportive, it leads to poor mental health in the individuals in the community. She believes that cooperation and democracy is the best way to keep individuals and community health. People need to feel that they belong in the community and that they are able to give to their communities and not be a burden. She speaks to how we are able to help create this sense of belonging in the community we work in.