Positive Psychology in Social Work Practice: Theory, Skills, & Strategies


Dr. Rosalba Hernandez, PhD, MSc


Are you looking for practical ways to use Positive Psychology in your clinical work and practice? Come join us for an interactive Friday afternoon seminar with a leading expert. The seminar will equip you with an understanding of the theoretical foundations of positive psychology and demonstrate evidence-based tools and techniques that have been developed and tested to improve emotional well-being and health outcomes. By the end of the seminar, attendees will be ready to use at least two brief interventions with their patients/clients in their practice settings.
3.0 CEU’s will be provided.


Friday, September 29, 2017


School of Social Work
Room 2015
1010 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801

How much:

$30 to attend without CEU’s
$40 to attend with CEU’s (certificates will be emailed after the event)
*current students attend for free



About the speaker

Dr. Hernandez received her PhD in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago, in 2012. Before becoming an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work, she completed training as a Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez’s interests are in exploring the link between positive psychological well-being and cardiovascular health, particularly in underserved minority populations. She explores whether characteristics like optimism and resilience are associated with low-risk cardiovascular disease profiles, and whether interventions geared toward increasing psychological well-being can favorably impact subclinical and clinical manifestations of disease. Dr. Hernandez’s goal is to employ theories from positive psychology to help inform primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Hispanic/Latino and African American adults.