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What You Can Change...And What You Can't

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In this meticulously researched book, Martin Seligman, distinguished psychologist and bestselling author of Learned Optimism, helps us realize clearly and realistically exactly what we can change and what we can’t. Grounding his conclusions in the most recent and most authoritative scientific studies, Seligman pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, explains why they work, and discusses how they can be use to change ones life. Inside you’ll discover:

  • The four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism
  • The vital difference between overeating and being overweight, and why dieters always gain back the pounds they “lost”
  • The four therapies that work for depression, and how you can “dispute” your way to optimistic thinking
  • the pros and cons of anger, and the steps to take to understand it
  • And much more!

This course is based on the book, What You Can Change…And What You Can’t created by Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. in 0.

Course Material Author

Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.

Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., is Kogod Professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author Learned Optimism and Helplessness, as well as seven other books on motivation, personality, and mental illness. He has been president of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association and president of the American Psychological Association. Throughout his career he has done extensive research, with grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

  1. to understand what techniques and therapies work best for mental health conditions

  2. to understand what psychological conditions are difficult to change and why they’re difficult to change

  3. to understand how applying effective therapy techniques can change lives

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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American Psychological Association (APA)

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CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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Course Number 10034
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