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Workforce Training & Continuing Education

Positive Psychology (Online)

Positive Psychology emphasizes the study of human strengths, positive emotions, and well-being. This program provides information about research in positive psychology that can be applied to professional work settings as well as personal life. Students will be trained on evidence-based interventions designed to enhance well-being, resilience, change, mindfulness, realistic optimism, addiction, self-respect, positive behavior and workplace satisfaction.

There is a growing interest in Positive Psychology and its benefits to professionals in health care, teaching, criminal justice, human resources and social services.  All courses are taught online.

Earn a Positive Psychology Certificate of Achievement upon completion of Intro to Positive Psychology and 4 elective courses of your choice.

This program has been approved for STIT funding (50% discount for individuals) while funds are available
For Individual Job Seekers

The Utah Legislature provides Short-Term Intensive Training (STIT) funds for Utah State residents who enroll in specific non-credit, short-term training courses. These funds cover 50% of the course cost and are available until depleted. At that point, the course cost will return to the regular cost. STIT funding is for individual job seekers. For employers interested in funding support, please see information about Custom Fit.

For Employers

Using funds provided by the Utah State Legislature, Custom Fit provides short-term, non-credit training designed to grow, train, and retain an efficient and productive workforce. For-profit companies can use these funds to share the cost of incumbent worker training. Apply for Custom Fit funds to determine eligibility.

Courses - Fall 2021

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WTPP 0113
Title Intro to Positive Psychology
Prerequisite
Description

This course introduces students to the growing field of positive psychology, including the study of human strengths, values and characteristics that contribute to the well-being of the individual. Learn how to use the "science of happiness" to nurture a life of emotional thriving.

This course is required.

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Course WTPP 0101
Title Positive Self Change
Prerequisite
Description

The difficult process of change can be made more manageable through understanding and employing science-backed strategies. This course teaches how to recognize stages of change and introduces effective ways to move forward in the change process toward sustained and lasting growth.

This course is elective.

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Course WTPP 0103
Title Cultivating Healthy Relationships
Prerequisite
Description

The importance of relationships to the well-being of the individual is vital. Healthy relationships with others may be the single most important source of life satisfaction and emotional well-being across age and culture. This course introduces positive psychology-based approaches for improving connection with family, friends and romantic partners.

This course is elective.

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Course WTPP 0112
Title Mindfulness and Stress Management
Prerequisite
Description

Mindfulness and meditation have been used for centuries to create healthy mind states. Growing research shows just how profound their affects may be. This course provides an introduction to the science and practice of mindfulness in the context of mental well-being. Students will practice various forms of mindfulness and meditation as well as other stress management techniques. By the end of the course, students will have built knowledge of how stress manifests in their lives and will have established a toolbox of coping skills to mitigate its deleterious effects.

This course is elective.

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Courses - Spring 2022

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WTPP 0113
Title Intro to Positive Psychology
Prerequisite
Description

This course introduces students to the growing field of positive psychology, including the study of human strengths, values and characteristics that contribute to the well-being of the individual. Learn how to use the "science of happiness" to nurture a life of emotional thriving.

This course is required.

Section List

WTPP 0113-001
Course Type: Online
Dates: January 19 thru March 8
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $299

Call 801-957-5200 to register

Course WTPP 0105
Title Communicating with Difficult People
Prerequisite
Description

This course is designed for those who want to learn to communicate more effectively with difficult individuals. Discover how to deal with others in pressured situations and learn techniques to avoid getting caught up in defensiveness and other dysfunctional communication styles.

This course is elective.

Section List

WTPP 0105-001
Course Type: Online
Dates: January 19 thru March 8
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $299

Call 801-957-5200 to register

Course WTPP 0104
Title Understanding Addictive Thinking
Prerequisite
Description

Discover what constitutes addictive thinking, the biological origins of addictions and different types of addictions. This course reviews strategies and skills to overcome addictive thinking patterns within and outside of common addictions.

This course is elective.

Section List

WTPP 0104-001
Course Type: Online
Dates: March 15 thru May 3
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $299

Call 801-957-5200 to register

Courses - Summer 2022

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WTPP 0112
Title Mindfulness and Stress Management
Prerequisite
Description

Mindfulness and meditation have been used for centuries to create healthy mind states. Growing research shows just how profound their affects may be. This course provides an introduction to the science and practice of mindfulness in the context of mental well-being. Students will practice various forms of mindfulness and meditation as well as other stress management techniques. By the end of the course, students will have built knowledge of how stress manifests in their lives and will have established a toolbox of coping skills to mitigate its deleterious effects.

This course is an elective.

Section List

WTPP 0112-001
Course Type: Online
Dates: May 10 thru June 28
Campus: SLCC Online
Amount: $299

Call 801-957-5200 to register

FAQs



To register call (801) 957-5200



Each course is eight weeks or a half block semester. 



This is a noncredit course. In order to receive a tuition refund, the course must be dropped 24 hours before the course start date. No tuition refund will be issued after the start date.



Plan to spend about 5 to 9 hours a week depending on your reading skills. One hour a day is the minimum.



No, the class will not "meet" online at a certain time or meet on campus. Students will be required to self pace throughout the course. There will be exercises that need to be completed each week, discussion questions to respond to etc.


Create your MYSLCC account and access the course through Canvas.


Complete Intro to Positive Psychology and 4 elective courses of your choice.