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Resilience, Engagement, And Connection: Positive Psychology Tools For Hot Bread Kitchen, Keith Coleman, Masa Gong, Tessa Van Der Willigen May 2020

Resilience, Engagement, And Connection: Positive Psychology Tools For Hot Bread Kitchen, Keith Coleman, Masa Gong, Tessa Van Der Willigen

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Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK), a not-for-profit in Brooklyn, New York City, provides culinary training to women living below the poverty line as a pathway to jobs in the food services industry. HBK provides wraparound support services, ranging from help with childcare and English language skills through to training in professional readiness skills. HBK’s members are carefully screened, yet some still struggle with the stressful, fast-paced, and multicultural kitchen environment. Based on a review of the literature, we propose a positive psychology plan to strengthen individual and team thriving in the kitchen by developing resilience, engagement, and social connection, using ...


Fostering Hope And Enhancing Resilience Through Character Strengths Interventions, Michelle Florin, Lauren Schrimmer, Shondrea Mccargo, Travis Bohn, Celeste Caton May 2020

Fostering Hope And Enhancing Resilience Through Character Strengths Interventions, Michelle Florin, Lauren Schrimmer, Shondrea Mccargo, Travis Bohn, Celeste Caton

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This paper provides a review of the theory and application for how to integrate positive psychology, specifically VIA character strength interventions, into the programming at The Food Project (TFP). TFP is an impactful community based non-profit organization in Southwest Baltimore that provides cooking, farming, and restaurant skills, job opportunities, sustainable food sources, and mentorship to the underserved youth in the area. All programs are facilitated at TFP’s community center. TFP is looking for ways to continue to build hope and resilience among its youth participants. Upon reviewing the positive psychology literature, we determined five specific evidence-based interventions that integrate ...


From Burnout To Wellness: Using Appreciative Inquiry To Shift Midmichigan Health Towards A Strengths-Based Perspective, Kunal Chohan, Karen Fetzer, Sophia R. Heiser, Seth Norman May 2020

From Burnout To Wellness: Using Appreciative Inquiry To Shift Midmichigan Health Towards A Strengths-Based Perspective, Kunal Chohan, Karen Fetzer, Sophia R. Heiser, Seth Norman

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Over half of providers in the healthcare field experience burnout. Burnout syndrome is defined by the prolonged psychological and physiological response to chronic and interpersonal job stressors, and can result in a number of symptoms that negatively affect workplace morale and performance, including physical exhaustion, job dissatisfaction, and feelings of hopelessness. MidMichigan Health (MMH), a division of the University of Michigan Health system that serves nearly 1 million people in Michigan, has created the Provider Wellness and Burnout Council (PWBC) to address issues of burnout within the organization. To build on their initial work, we propose a long-term intervention based ...


Thriving Cybersecurity Professionals: Building A Resilient Workforce And Psychological Safety In The Federal Government, Rephael Houston Aug 2019

Thriving Cybersecurity Professionals: Building A Resilient Workforce And Psychological Safety In The Federal Government, Rephael Houston

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Cybersecurity professionals in the federal government work on complex problems in organizations where they have multiple competing roles. In addition, the gap between workers with cyber skills and job openings means that current cybersecurity professionals must carry a heavy load. Combined, this can lead to stress that has negative consequences for their well-being. Positive psychology can help address this, particularly through enhancing positive experiences, leveraging character strengths, developing resilience skills, and building psychological safety. Resilience skills help cybersecurity professionals increase capacity their capacity to deal with uncertainty and build strong teams. Psychological safety supports and environment of innovation and professional ...


Using Positive Psychology To Grow Through Grief, Courtney Daly, Elizabeth Blaum, Laryssa Kundanmal, Jessica Massa May 2019

Using Positive Psychology To Grow Through Grief, Courtney Daly, Elizabeth Blaum, Laryssa Kundanmal, Jessica Massa

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

Grief does not discriminate; most individuals in this world, regardless of background or life circumstance, will eventually experience the loss of someone close to them. Children’s Bereavement Center, based in Miami, Florida, offers no-cost peer-support groups to grieving children, adolescents, and adults. The following paper presents an overview of the organization as well as a customized application plan for how positive psychology can be further integrated into Children’s Bereavement Center’s services. We include a situation analysis of the grief sector, looking specifically at Children’s Bereavement Center’s influence in southern Florida, a literature review of positive ...


Enhancing The Good In “Doing Good”: Research And Interventions To Support A Leadership Development After-School Program, Rephael Houston, Jennifer Overall, Katy Sine, Liz Sutton, Sari Wilson May 2019

Enhancing The Good In “Doing Good”: Research And Interventions To Support A Leadership Development After-School Program, Rephael Houston, Jennifer Overall, Katy Sine, Liz Sutton, Sari Wilson

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

Project 440 aims to help young musicians develop their skillset by cultivating strengths of character that will contribute to overall resilience. Strategic cultivation of resilience leads to development of patterns of positive change during or following challenging circumstances, both significant and small. These individual characteristics include self-efficacy, optimism, hope, grit, and character strengths. Each of these characteristics can be measured and is supported by a strong body of scientific literature demonstrating positive outcomes, including among students. Weaving these concepts into an already effective curriculum through research-based annotations, measurements, and interventions is intended to fortify resiliency in young musicians and will ...


A Culture Of Mattering: Building Staff Belonging, Purpose And Meaning At An Indigenous Recovery Centre, Mark J. Downton, Carolyn Biondi, Dana Fulwiler, Christy Curtis, Evelina Frederiksson Jan 2019

A Culture Of Mattering: Building Staff Belonging, Purpose And Meaning At An Indigenous Recovery Centre, Mark J. Downton, Carolyn Biondi, Dana Fulwiler, Christy Curtis, Evelina Frederiksson

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

The Ngwaagan Gamig Recovery Centre/Rainbow Lodge on the Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve in Ontario, Canada provides culturally-based alcohol and drug addiction treatment. We seek to support the staff’s sense of belonging and mattering, and engagement with their leader’s vision to incorporate positive psychology into the culture of the centre. Indigenous culture is being leveraged to heal from within after a history of oppression and cultural genocide in Canada (TRCC, 2015). Informed by the inherent resilience of the Anishinaabe people and culture, and current psychological science, we propose two positive interventions to cultivate mattering among staff. We recommend a ...


Promoting Well-Being Among Adoptees During The Search And Reunification Process, William Love Dec 2018

Promoting Well-Being Among Adoptees During The Search And Reunification Process, William Love

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

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So Others May Live: Enhancing Resilience And Performance For United States Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Candidates To Help Close The Ast Body-To-Billet Gap, Joseph E. Glaser-Reich Aug 2018

So Others May Live: Enhancing Resilience And Performance For United States Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Candidates To Help Close The Ast Body-To-Billet Gap, Joseph E. Glaser-Reich

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

The Coast Guard is facing a shortage of entry-level Aviation Survival Technicians, more commonly known as helicopter rescue swimmers, due to high attrition from the training pipeline. Stretching thin a workforce which operates under some of the worst conditions on the planet is a recipe for injury or even loss of life. Positive and performance psychology offer tools to enhance candidates’ performance and resilience in this high-stress environment to enable them to meet rigorous graduation standards. Informed by the military’s recent focus on building resilience, traditional psychological skills training (PST) and mindfulness training (MT) offer empirically-grounded instructional paradigms to ...


The Institution Of Well-Being: Embodying A Culture Of Flourishing At The Shawnee Institute, John Hollway, Lara Kallander, Christine R. Robinson, Benjamin Rapaport May 2018

The Institution Of Well-Being: Embodying A Culture Of Flourishing At The Shawnee Institute, John Hollway, Lara Kallander, Christine R. Robinson, Benjamin Rapaport

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

We apply principles of positive organizational psychology to a hospitality inn and resort that seeks to focus on “positive hospitality” – the provision of immersive positive education and well-being to guests and employees alike. The Shawnee Institute aspires to serve as a bridge, linking the science of well-being with organizations across the globe. Integrating well-being throughout the Institute’s employees is desired to boost both employee and visitor experiences and distinguish the Institute from other resorts in the region as a destination, and as an employer. We propose an approach to the broad engagement with organizational well-being, discussing the role of ...


From Surviving To Thriving: How Colleges Can Use The Science Of Positive Psychology To Enhance Student Well-Being, Sharon F. Danzger May 2018

From Surviving To Thriving: How Colleges Can Use The Science Of Positive Psychology To Enhance Student Well-Being, Sharon F. Danzger

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Depression and anxiety have been on the rise on college campuses. Reports indicate that more than a quarter of undergraduate students are suffering from mental health issues (Eisenberg & Ketchen Lipson, 2017). While it is likely that support for mental illness will always be needed, the science of positive psychology offers additional opportunities for improving mental health. Through research-based interventions, it may be possible to reduce symptoms associated with many of the issues facing today’s college students, from depression and anxiety to feelings of not belonging and a lack of resilience. This paper explores the current state of mental health ...


Dovetailing The 1214 Foundation’S Arc Program With Positive Psychology, Michelle Garcia, Marianna Graziosi, Kristin Keffeler, Erica Mohr, Ilaina Rabbat May 2018

Dovetailing The 1214 Foundation’S Arc Program With Positive Psychology, Michelle Garcia, Marianna Graziosi, Kristin Keffeler, Erica Mohr, Ilaina Rabbat

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

The 1214 Foundation’s character building (ARC) and performing arts (NewArts) programs were founded to provide Newtown’s youth with an empowered path forward following the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. This paper is intended to dovetail 1214’s existing programs with the empirically-based tenants of positive psychology. First, the Situation Analysis outlines the structure of the ARC program and 1214’s place in the nonprofit sector. Second, the Literature Review builds an empirically sound Theory of Change (TOC) for the ARC Program. This section aligns ARC’s goals of “recognizing strengths ...


From Eminence To Preeminence: Developing Resilience And Well-Being For Penn Law Students, Sharon F. Danzger, Joseph Glaser-Reich, Rebecca Lamperski, Mary Beth Rettger Apr 2018

From Eminence To Preeminence: Developing Resilience And Well-Being For Penn Law Students, Sharon F. Danzger, Joseph Glaser-Reich, Rebecca Lamperski, Mary Beth Rettger

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

Lawyers are known to suffer from an increased risk of substance abuse and mental health issues. There is evidence that symptoms of these issues may arise years earlier in law school where students often suffer from psychological distress, anxiety, and alienation. The Penn Law Center on Professionalism (COP) seeks to help students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School better navigate law school and their transition into the workforce by increasing their resilience, confidence, and engagement. Informed by current psychological literature, we have proposed four positive interventions to help Penn Law students reinterpret and manage stress, more objectively assess their ...


Bringing Awe Down To Earth: Inspiring High Performance Through Positive Executive Coaching, Chad Thomas Aug 2017

Bringing Awe Down To Earth: Inspiring High Performance Through Positive Executive Coaching, Chad Thomas

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

What inspires and sustains high performance? Positive psychology, the scientific study of human strengths and well-being, provides evidence-based insights into the mechanisms of, and characteristics associated with, flourishing. Astronauts represent a paragon of high performance through the intensely focused preparation, passion, and perseverance required in their training and during space missions. This capstone draws on both scientific findings from positive psychology and insights from astronaut training to provide a unique lens for a positive executive coaching program. In addition to a review of relevant positive psychology research to illustrate the principles of this program, this capstone includes personal anecdotes and ...


Thriving Cities: How To Define, Apply, And Measure Well-Being At Scale, Jaclyn Gaffaney Aug 2017

Thriving Cities: How To Define, Apply, And Measure Well-Being At Scale, Jaclyn Gaffaney

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

What is a thriving city? Is it even possible to raise the well-being of an entire city, and why bother? Recent advancements in positive psychology have made it possible to define, measure, and increase well-being on a much larger scale. This provides an unprecedented opportunity for cities to explore well-being. In order to increase the well-being of the city – cities will need to think carefully about what that means, why it is important, and how they will do it. This capstone posits that cities can define what well-being means for themselves inclusive of: the target (the city, individuals, or other ...


Resilience Training For The Bethesda Project: The Abc's Of Flexible, Accurate Thinking, Tajender Luthra, Kathi Norman, Scott Riddel May 2017

Resilience Training For The Bethesda Project: The Abc's Of Flexible, Accurate Thinking, Tajender Luthra, Kathi Norman, Scott Riddel

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

Abstract

Bethesda Project (BP), a nonprofit organization located in Philadelphia, PA, provides shelter, housing, and programs to 2,000 chronically homeless men and women. Many of BP’s clients struggle with addiction and mental health issues that prohibit them from living self-sufficient lives. Challenges originating from fighting an under resourced battle with chronic homelessness make employees vulnerable to unrecovered stress and concurrent pessimistic thinking habits. In response to this, we recommend that BP adopt resilience training to support staff well-being. As a first initiative, we propose introducing the optimistic explanatory style and the ABC model of cognitive thinking to allow ...


Designing A Roadmap For Building Effective Positive Interventions, Elizabeth Jennings, Benjamin Jones, Faisal Khan, Shivanee Sen May 2017

Designing A Roadmap For Building Effective Positive Interventions, Elizabeth Jennings, Benjamin Jones, Faisal Khan, Shivanee Sen

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

Liberty Community Connections (LCC), a disability services provider, has a goal to be the premier support coordination agency in Pennsylvania. This goal requires that LCC recruit and retain a talented, resilient, and engaged workforce. LCC has developed a robust training institute with four arms: recruitment, social work education, training, and engagement and development. LCC wishes to use positive psychology to seamlessly align these arms and to improve staff retention and resilience. Drawing from research in positive psychology, our cohort designed a process that will serve as a roadmap for building effective interventions to achieve LCC’s goals and to leverage ...


Service Learning Project For Sister Cities Girlchoir, Frawn Morgan, Adriana Mora, Rolanda Manitowabi, Sofya Glazycheva Apr 2017

Service Learning Project For Sister Cities Girlchoir, Frawn Morgan, Adriana Mora, Rolanda Manitowabi, Sofya Glazycheva

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

As part of the MAPP Applied Positive Interventions course at the University of Pennsylvania, student teams are paired with a service organization to identify needs and opportunities for positive change and provide recommendations informed by positive psychology research. Our team collaborated with the Sister Cities Girlchoir (“SCG”), a non-profit organization empowering girls to transform the world through choir music and performances and sisterhood. Following a situation analysis and literature review, our team generated an application plan intended to enhance one aspect of the weekly sessions with the girls. As part of its weekly 2-hour choir practice, SCG conducts Sister Circle ...


Inundated: Holistically Improving Institutional Coordination And Crisis Management Following Superstorm Sandy, James Rausse Apr 2017

Inundated: Holistically Improving Institutional Coordination And Crisis Management Following Superstorm Sandy, James Rausse

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

This Capstone analyzes institutional coordination and crisis management efforts surrounding Superstorm Sandy in the New York Metropolitan Area. It argues that response and recovery efforts were inconsistent, and at times ineffective, due to the lack of utilizing a holistic and systems thinking approach. Using the Rockaway Peninsula as a fractal exemplar of the region, this document identifies ways to improve preparation, response and recovery in a resilient fashion through improving communication, establishing trust, overcoming cognitive biases, creating a greater linkage between disaster planning and emergency management, and leveraging tools such as risk analysis and needs assessments. Through institutional coordination, crisis ...


Spar - Positive Intervention Application Plan For Ashoka University, Erin Griffin, Dwight Jaggard, Glory Singh, Jessica Turak Apr 2017

Spar - Positive Intervention Application Plan For Ashoka University, Erin Griffin, Dwight Jaggard, Glory Singh, Jessica Turak

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

Ashoka University, a distinguished liberal arts university that is the intellectual home to over 900 hundred undergraduate and graduate students in Sonepat, India. We present here a program to enhance well-being based on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The program can start with a pilot and then be scaled using either trained professionals or trained peer counselors. The components of the program include strengths, positive relationships, attention and resilience thus forming the acronym SPAR. We have designed the program to take place in four 90-minute sessions ideal for the Young India Fellowship Fellows schedule of five-week ...


The End Of The Line: The Nature And Politics Of Resilience In Galveston, Norfolk, And New York City, William Fleming Jan 2017

The End Of The Line: The Nature And Politics Of Resilience In Galveston, Norfolk, And New York City, William Fleming

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

In the briny aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina (2005), Ike (2008), Sandy (2012), and Matthew (2016), community leaders along the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States are contemplating a radical shift in the planning, design, and management of their coastal zones. Breaking with a century-long tradition of coastal grey infrastructure planning, many of those communities--along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)--are shifting their attention and their investments away from conventional forms coastal infrastructure and towards "nature-based strategies", or non-structural forms of coastal protection. But why do some communities opt for a softer, greener coast while ...


Building Resilience In Mba Students: Bouncing Back And Forward Through Challenges, Denitsa Marinova Jan 2017

Building Resilience In Mba Students: Bouncing Back And Forward Through Challenges, Denitsa Marinova

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

The raison d'être for MBA programs is to prepare students to lead and manage effectively in the real world. An overview of the unique challenges awaiting MBAs, however, reveals a blind spot in business education: It doesn’t necessarily prepare MBA students to operate effectively in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world of today. This paper suggests that resilience training can help fill the void by enhancing the capacity of MBAs to bounce back and forward through and despite adversity. The objective of the paper is to propose a conceptual design of an evidence-based, relevant, and applicable ...


Iica And Mapp - Positive Anger Expression In Middle Eastern Refugee Children, Carlton Galbreath, Alana Rachel Pudalov May 2016

Iica And Mapp - Positive Anger Expression In Middle Eastern Refugee Children, Carlton Galbreath, Alana Rachel Pudalov

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Service Learning Projects

This service learning project addresses the problem of unhealthy anger expression amongst traumatized Middle Eastern refugee children. Invest in Children Africa (IiCA), our partner organization, provides art-based group therapy and classes to traumatized children. This project aims to understand anger through the contextual lens of our target population’s culture and religion, review the science behind relevant positive psychology interventions, and recommend a set of interventions (strengths spotting, mindfulness, and assertive communication) to encourage the positive expression of anger. We are excited to see positive psychology concepts integrated into the mission of IiCA, “bringing healing to Africa’s traumatized youth.”


Using Positive Psychology To Explain Shelter Use: A Study Of Homeless Families In New York City, Daniel Anthony Treglia Jan 2016

Using Positive Psychology To Explain Shelter Use: A Study Of Homeless Families In New York City, Daniel Anthony Treglia

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Moving homeless families into stable housing is an important policy priority, but little is known about how individual and household characteristics affect shelter use. This leaves homeless services providers and policy makers with few tools to make a priori decisions on which to base the targeting of services. Psychologists and economists have found that positive psychological capital leads to improvements in policy-relevant variables like academic achievement, income, and justice system recidivism; this is the first application of that framework to homelessness. This study measures three positive psychological traits – hope, resilience, and self-control – among 276 families who entered shelter in New ...


Tough Teammates: Training Grit And Optimism Together Improves Performance In Professional Footballers, Patrick J. Steinfort Aug 2015

Tough Teammates: Training Grit And Optimism Together Improves Performance In Professional Footballers, Patrick J. Steinfort

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Many psychological constructs under the heading of Positive Psychology are important to the careers of athletes and other high level performers. Grit and optimism have both been linked to performance outcomes in multiple disciplines, and interventions have been trialed to develop these factors in individuals and groups, with varying levels of success. Using an adapted version of the Penn Resiliency Program (PRP) and Master Resilience Training (MRT) programs used to train resilience in both education and military settings, we implemented a mental toughness training intervention with a group of professional football players (n = 22) and also followed a control group ...


Resilience Training For Firefighters: A Proposed Approach, Karen F. Deppa Aug 2015

Resilience Training For Firefighters: A Proposed Approach, Karen F. Deppa

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

In the course of doing their jobs, firefighters unavoidably experience stressful and even traumatic situations that can lead to emotional and behavioral health problems including anxiety, burnout, depression, alcoholism, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide. Current approaches to addressing these problems tend to focus on assistance and treatment that takes place following traumatic events, or after symptoms emerge. While these important efforts must continue, the science of positive psychology can suggest a more proactive approach through the development of resilience skills, which prepare individuals to resist the negative effects of stressful events and situations, and support overall well-being. Resilience ...


Building Attorney Resources: Helping New Lawyers Succeed Through Psychological Capital, Martha Knudson Aug 2015

Building Attorney Resources: Helping New Lawyers Succeed Through Psychological Capital, Martha Knudson

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Law firms seeking a competitive advantage in the marketplace would do well to consider that the positive psychological resources of firm lawyers are just as important to individual and organizational performance as their intellectual resources. There is growing evidence from the fields of positive psychology and positive organizational behavior that the resources of hope, optimism, self-efficacy and resilience shape the underlying attitudes and behaviors associated with increased performance. These resources may even buffer lawyers against the occupational hazards of the profession that cut against long-term success – hazards that include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide. In this capstone I advocate ...


Rebuild, Retreat, Or Resilience: Can Taipei Plan For Resilience?, Yu-Shou Su Jan 2015

Rebuild, Retreat, Or Resilience: Can Taipei Plan For Resilience?, Yu-Shou Su

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Taiwan is ranked as the country most exposed to multiple hazards (The World Bank 2005). Taipei City is the capital city as well as the economic and political center of Taiwan. The United Nations report World Urbanization Prospects: The 2011 Revision places Taipei City third on the list of the worldâ??s top 10 urban areas exposed to three or more natural hazards, with the highest risk of cyclones, floods, and landslides. In order to gauge the vulnerabilities and damages of Taiwan and Taipei City, this research creates a natural disaster density indicator (NDDI) to conduct a comparative study of ...


Connectmore: A Relationship-Building Curriculum For First-Year College Students, Hayley Goldenthal Aug 2014

Connectmore: A Relationship-Building Curriculum For First-Year College Students, Hayley Goldenthal

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

With ever-increasing depression rates, particularly in the young adult population who are the most at-risk age group for developing depression (Brunwasser, Gillham, & Kim, 2009), there is a great need for innovative approaches to prevention and treatment. Confronted with the challenge to implement programs that will work to combat this epidemic, universities can apply the insights and interventions offered by the field of positive psychology. From the lens of positive psychology, positive relationships are some of the greatest sources for cultivating well-being and are therefore of great interest. This paper proposes and outlines a college course, ConnectMore, based on interventions and ...


Building The Positive Law Firm: The Legal Profession At Its Best, Anne M. Brafford Aug 2014

Building The Positive Law Firm: The Legal Profession At Its Best, Anne M. Brafford

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

The 2008 financial collapse catalyzed sweeping changes in the legal profession that resulted in dwindling work for law firms and client demands for deep price discounts. But most law firms are proceeding as if it were business-as-usual despite significant evidence that their lawyers—plagued by mental health problems and job dissatisfaction—are not ready for the challenges of the future. Positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship—the science of how people and organizations thrive—can help guide law firm leaders to build thriving, positive law firms with engaged lawyers that are primed for the future. There is growing evidence that ...